Arabic Calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy based on the Arabic alphabet. It has been closely linked to Arabic language, writing and The Holy Quran. It has always been very important even after the invention of printers. Arabic Calligraphy is an important cultural heritage that is still practiced in the same old ways even if it is not practiced as frequently as in the past. For this art the artist needs special tools and special kinds of paper (Handmade subdued paper).
Today this art is confined to few people who practice calligraphy and manufacture their own special tools. These specialists produce master pieces of art by writing verses from the Holy Quran. The Arabic calligraphy has important messages and through it you can convey concepts, beauty, harmony, grace and values. Writing words and verses in this beautiful way will attract the viewer and he will never forget the beauty of the words and verses. In fact, Arabic letters are very flexible to be shaped in different ways. The letters can easily go up and down.
They can be flattened. All these traits help the artist to produce a wonderful piece of art. These letters and words can produce a visual and spiritual sense for anyone for both the artist and the viewer. The Arabic calligraphy needs high skills from the artist who must create his own line. He should possess the skill to fill the empty spaces, to combine the different words and letters, to choose the best verses or statements to be drawn. By his work, the artist transmits knowledge and skills from generation to another.

panel of Arabic calligraphy



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