Uyghur Collection:

OMAQxLeenagul
My illustrations for this collection focus on Uyghur culture and flora native to the region of Turkistan. Gaining inspiration from traditional Uyghur artistry and personal experiences to create a series of pieces displaying the interweaving of Uyghurs and nature.
- Leena Kuerban

Six lovely, vibrant prints embodying an ancient heritage of Uyghur culture in minimalist shapes. OMAQxLeenagul - our very first signature print collection designed together with Australian artist, Leena Kuerban Leenagul is a traditional and digital artist currently experimenting with stylized illustrations. She was born and raised in Australia with an Uyghur/Greek heritage and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Her interests focus on creating emotive pieces that draw inspiration from nature and her ethnicity, often using symbolism creatively to tell a story. , the winner of our design contest in 2020.

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culture
heritage
tradition
culture - dutar
Detail

The design features a repeating pattern of dutars, diamonds as well as the iconic moon and star. The dutar is a traditional 2 string Uyghur instrument and is the center of many pieces of Uyghur art within music, painting and even the body of the dutar itself is made with artistry. Many people hold memories of hearing the instrument played at joyous Uyghur gatherings and my design aims to emulate the same happy feelings.

heritage - bore
Detail

This design features a series of wolf pups amongst a collection of wild roses. Within Turkistan, native wolves are a beloved symbol of home to many Uyghurs. Among the wolves living in the mountain ranges there grows the native wild rose “Rosa fedtschenkoana.” The soft petals of the rose pique the curiosity of little wolf pups and children alike.

tradition - doppa
Detail

The design is composed of a series of repetitive doppas as well as the iconic moon and star. The doppa is a traditional Uyghur hat worn by both men and women. I wanted to embrace the beauty of simplistic geometrics using the squared form of the doppa and the classic curved teardrop shape typically seen upon male doppas.

culture - anar
Detail

Illustrated within the design are the stages of growth pomegranate experiences, such as budding and blooming. Turkistan is known for its sweet pomegranates and is also featured in a variety of traditional Uyghur art. My inspiration behind this design is a pomegranate tree my grandfather had planted by the door of my childhood home. So just as the pomegranate grows, so will children and their love for their culture.

heritage - ay yultuz
Detail

The design is a collection of moons and stars scattered across a blue sky. The crescent moon and star are the beloved flag of the Uyghur people and this design puts a playful spin on the traditional layout to create a cute design that will remind those of their heritage.

tradition - qapaq
Detail

The design incorporates the iconic dried gourd as well as Erigon Allochrous, frangula alnus, and salvia deserta which is flora native to Turkistan. I wanted to create a piece displaying a small variety of vibrant flora. Within Uyghur art, there is a close connection to nature, whether that be decorating the dried husk of a gourd or using the soft form of flowers to embroider traditional clothes.

culture

culture - dutar
Detail

The design features a repeating pattern of dutars, diamonds as well as the iconic moon and star. The dutar is a traditional 2 string Uyghur instrument and is the center of many pieces of Uyghur art within music, painting and even the body of the dutar itself is made with artistry. Many people hold memories of hearing the instrument played at joyous Uyghur gatherings and my design aims to emulate the same happy feelings.

culture - anar
Detail

Illustrated within the design are the stages of growth pomegranate experiences, such as budding and blooming. Turkistan is known for its sweet pomegranates and is also featured in a variety of traditional Uyghur art. My inspiration behind this design is a pomegranate tree my grandfather had planted by the door of my childhood home. So just as the pomegranate grows, so will children and their love for their culture.

heritage

heritage - bore
Detail

This design features a series of wolf pups amongst a collection of wild roses. Within Turkistan, native wolves are a beloved symbol of home to many Uyghurs. Among the wolves living in the mountain ranges there grows the native wild rose “Rosa fedtschenkoana.” The soft petals of the rose pique the curiosity of little wolf pups and children alike.

heritage - ay yultuz
Detail

The design is a collection of moons and stars scattered across a blue sky. The crescent moon and star are the beloved flag of the Uyghur people and this design puts a playful spin on the traditional layout to create a cute design that will remind those of their heritage.

Tradition

tradition - doppa
Detail

The design is composed of a series of repetitive doppas as well as the iconic moon and star. The doppa is a traditional Uyghur hat worn by both men and women. I wanted to embrace the beauty of simplistic geometrics using the squared form of the doppa and the classic curved teardrop shape typically seen upon male doppas.

tradition - qapaq
Detail

The design incorporates the iconic dried gourd as well as Erigon Allochrous, frangula alnus, and salvia deserta which is flora native to Turkistan. I wanted to create a piece displaying a small variety of vibrant flora. Within Uyghur art, there is a close connection to nature, whether that be decorating the dried husk of a gourd or using the soft form of flowers to embroider traditional clothes.

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