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.

These compositions are signed by several of the most highly reputed Ottoman calligraphers: Seyh Hamdullah, Hafiz Osman, Hafiz Yusuf, Mehmed Rasim and Mahmud Celaluddin.

Turkey. Early 19th century. 65.8 x 53.2 cm. Thuluth and naskh scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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