Calligraphy Qalam: An Introduction to Arabic, Persian and Ottoman Calligraphy uses interactive tools to interest new audiences in the traditional art forms of Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.

This manuscript includes verses 34-36 from the fifth chapter of the Koran (the Table Spread).

Iran. 1075-1100 A.D. Eastern kufic script. Courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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