Islamic Calligraphy and the Qur’an – Carlos Museum of Emory University in sponsorship with Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southeastern US and others

Islamic Calligraphy and the Qur'an - Carlos Museum of Emory University in sponsorship with Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council and others

August 28 to December 5, 2010

Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600–1900 presents elegant and masterful works of calligraphy alongside the finely rendered tools used to create them, such as inkwells, penknives, burnishers, and paper scissors. The accompanying exhibition Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an brings to light key developments in the Islamic scripts from Spain to North Africa and to Greater Iran through a selection of folios from Qur’ans dating from the seventh century to the fifteenth century. Together, these exhibitions reveal the significant role of calligraphy and calligraphers in the Islamic lands across several centuries and two continents.

http://www.carlos.emory.edu/islamic-calligraphy-exhibition

H/T: American Islamic Fellowship

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. how fabulous!
    calligraphy is like water..an enrapturing activity. like a potter ont he whell.., a skier in rythm,..indeed a voice written

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