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

CalligraphyQalam.com uses interactive tools to interest new audiences in the traditional art forms of Arabic, Ottoman and Persian calligraphy.

The four figures in this dish exemplify the 12th-century Seljuk-Persian aesthetic of 'moon-faced' beauty.

Iran, Kashan. Early 13th century. Other/unnamed script. Courtesy of the Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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