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.

These tools, called maktas, were used as a cutting board when trimming the tip of a reed pen.

Turkey. 19th century. Courtesy of the Nasser D Khalili Collection of Islamic Art.

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