Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gaz Collections

Gaz, formerly a cabin crew, brings interesting and unique collectibles acquired from his travelling to Bijou Bazaar.

Laila and Majnun have been characters for Sufi poets, as Krishna was for the poets of India.

The story of Laila and Majnun is one of the most popular in the Islamic world, enduring in legends, tales, poems, songs, and epics from the Caucasus to Africa and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Laila and Majnun have always exerted a great fascination, for it is not only a love story, but a lesson in love. Not love as it is generally understood by man, but the love that rises above the earth and heavens.

The above photographed artworks are based on Laila and Majnun love story. The artist would sing 'The Song of Majnun' every time he attended to his work.

Alas the Persian artist perished in the 70s, during one of the Gulf Wars.

Others in Gaz's collection which caught my eyes are:

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