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 tool, called a makta, is used as a cutting board when trimming the tip of a reed pen.

Makta. 21st century. Courtesy of Mohamed Zakariya.

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