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.

This inscription reads, "Oh integrity," and is written in the form of a pear, with ribbons at the stalk.

Turkey. 1865-1866 A.D. 35.3 x 26.5 cm. Thuluth script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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