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.

These are three different pens used for writing calligraphy (2 reed, 1 bamboo), and a porcupine quill used for stirring the inkwell.

Pens and quill. 21st century. Courtesy of Elinor Aishah Holland.

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