SKYLINE OF BAITUL MAQDIS
Baitul Maqdis, also referred to as Al-Aqsa Mosque is a sanctified place for Muslims, Jews and Christians. Baitul Maqdis consists of the blue-domed Jami' Al Aqsha building and the golden-domed Shakhrah, amongst other sites. The Shakhrah Dome itself was completed in 692 AD, making it one of the oldest Islamic buildings in the world. In the event of Isra 'Mi'raj, the Prophet Muhammad SAW was appointed to Sidratul Muntaha from the Al-Aqsa Mosque after being taken from the Al Haram Mosque in Mecca. The Al-Aqsa Mosque was once the qiblat and focal point for early Muslims before it was transferred to the Ka'bah in the Grand Mosque. However, Baitul Maqdis has become strongly associated with Islam, from the people to the bustling life in the busy streets.
Our fascination with Baitul Maqdis is captured in this depiction of the city skyline on sunrise before the city comes to live filled with activity. The sunrise over the majestic skyline draws pure excitement that we want you to love as much as we do.
Drawing on elements of Islam in life, this 200cm (length) by 150cm (height) three-dimensional hand carving of the Baitul Maqdis city skyline is intended to portray the beauty in humanity, harmony, and community that Islam values highly.
This very large piece of hand-carved art will be a great compliment to your home, office or for a gift for special occasions. Ideal for placement in your living room or office lobby.
Our artisans have honed and perfected their craft as it gets passed down from parent to child, over generations. This unique art truly exemplifies the skilled work of our artisans.
This 3-dimensional wood carving of the Baitul Maqdis skyline is made entirely by our hands from a single piece of wood and takes nine months to complete. The intricate details of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the surrounding buildings trees, walkways, steps and elevation are carefully hand-carved to depict the actual city landscape.
The walnut finished frame consists of hand-carved floral themes that feature the melalti putih flower, indigenous to Indonesia.
The melati putih, a small white flower , is a sacred flower in Indonesian tradition and symbolizes purity, sacredness, graceful simplicity and sincerity. Melati putih is also the most important flower in wedding ceremonies in Java.
We find it fitting to honor our Artisans' work with a framing design that is representative of their local tradition and culture. This unique and localized floral framing design completes our art and we believe differentiate our work from any other Art that feature the city skyline of Baitul Maqdis.
Watch video below to see intricate details of our work.