• Algat

    Nov 27, 2015

    This is a picture of the late Fatima Abou Gahas from the Asir province of Saudi Arabia. She was one of the last self-taught artists who pioneered the art of Algat (القط). She passed away in 2010 surpassing 90 years of age.Fatima Abou Gahas was one of the last true artists that dedicated her life to such art through creating murals of intricate shapes determined by symbolic framework. The murals mainly depict geometric patterns to create a narrative reflecting their lives and experiences. These patterns also denote the landscape, the plants, and animals of the region.