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 fragment includes a poem in Arabic written in black naskh script on a beige paper.

Calligrapher: Vassal. Iran. 1842 A.D. 10.3 x 17.8 cm. Naskh script. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division.

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