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.

Calligraphy workbooks such as these can be found throughout the Middle East, giving instructions on how to write the various scripts. These books are from Iran and teach the nastaliq script.

Iran. 21st century. Courtesy of Pantea Tofangchi.

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