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 letters on these pages are outlined in red dots, indicating how they should be written in proportion to other letters. The album features one line each in the thuluth, naskh and riqa' scripts.

Calligrapher: Mehmed Shevki (Shawqi). Turkey. 1866-1867 A.D. 20.7 x 30.2 cm. Thuluth, naskh and riqa' scripts. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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