The Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy


Seeing as we’re living through a period of recurrent paranoia and hysteria, with a whole state of matter being declared dangerous, with people falling under suspicion for not being white, and with events like this a daily occurrence, one can only wonder how we endured thirty years of deadly IRA terrorism in this country without panic in the streets or the nation turning into a police state.

Useful then to be reminded of some of the many positive aspects of Arab culture which is exactly what the Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy is devoted to. This is a new blog so there isn’t much there just yet (although what’s there is gorgeous) but I look forward to seeing what they post in the future.

Via the excellent BibliOdyssey.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East

5 thoughts on “The Journal of Ottoman Calligraphy”

  1. Dear friend, I’m sorry for bothering you but I need your help.
    I have one of the calligraphy arts which is listed in your outstanding blogspot. But I don’t know about its calligrapher, it’s signed by Mohammad Rashi Abdullah.

    in your blogspot, see this link down

    My calligraphy art is the 12 one in the collection listed. Its wrighting (wa ofawwedo amri ela allah)

    Please give me its details

    I’m Mohammad Al Kurbi , From Saudi Arabia

  2. Hi Mohammad. I’m afraid I can’t tell you anything about the calligraphers of the works on the page you linked to as this isn’t an area I’m familiar with. I’d suggest you write to whoever runs the calligraphy site and ask whether they can give you any details.

  3. Thank you so much for your quick response

    I do really appreciate that

    I hope you the best for your website

    Kindest regards


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