Woods | Elm plaque with Elm calligraphy painted using milk paint
The client wanted something that would calm his nerves when angry, so he could look at the verse and ponder. It is quite a rarity to find woods that are very figured and this Elmwood is rare indeed. The majority of the time l use a natural oil to stain the wood but with this project, l used a slightly darker stain. Also, l try to sway clients away from painting the woods l use but on this occasion, it was a request that l paint the dots and the word ‘Allah’.
“Innallaha Ma‘as Sabireen”
Verily, Allah is with those who are Patient (Quran 2:153)