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 page features seven lines of the nasta'liq script written in gold on a ground of fine brown applique scrolling, and white on a ground of fine gold applique scrolling, all on a dark blue background.

Turkey. 16th century. 17 x 21 cm. Nasta'liq script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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