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 Koran was written by the greatest Ottoman calligrapher of the 17th century, Hafiz Osman.

Calligrapher: Hafiz Osman. Turkey. 1687-1688 A.D. 24.1 x 6.4 cm. Naskh script. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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