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 leaf from a Spanish chestnut is inscribed in the nasta'liq script with a prayer for help from Muhammad.

Turkey. Nasta'liq script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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