Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy

CalligraphyQalam.com uses interactive tools to interest new audiences in Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.

Calligraphy gallery

The first page is arranged by time period and the second and third pages are arranged by script type.

600 to 1250 A.D.

600 to 1250 A.D.

May 01, 2009

Calligraphy from the early days of Islam through the end of the Abbasid caliphate in Baghdad

1250 to 1450 A.D.

1250 to 1450 A.D.

May 01, 2009

Calligraphy from the Ilkhanid, Mamluk and Timurid caliphates

1450-1925 A.D. | West

1450-1925 A.D. | West

May 01, 2009

Calligraphy from the Ottoman empire and other places in the western Muslim world

1450-1925 A.D. | East

1450-1925 A.D. | East

May 01, 2009

Calligraphy from the Safavid, Mughal and Qajar caliphates, and other locations in the eastern Muslim world

1925 A.D. to today

1925 A.D. to today

May 01, 2009

Calligraphy from modern artists, including painting, graphic design, digital and traditional art

Calligraphy tools

Calligraphy tools

May 01, 2009

Images of the tools used for writing calligraphy


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