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 type of knife is used to carve the reed pen used for writing calligraphy. The other two tools are called maktas, and are used as a cutting board when trimming the tip of a reed pen.

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