February 1, 2014 //1DSC05505A Recent Trip To Marrakech Highlighted The Importanc ...

February 1, 2014 //1DSC05505A Recent Trip To Marrakech Highlighted The Importanc ...

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Description: February 1, 2014 //1DSC05505A recent trip to Marrakech highlighted the importance placed on the art of calligraphy in Arabic culture.DSC05498How common would it be, when visiting a guest house in UK , to find a framed reproduction of an illuminated manuscript on the wall of your bedroom and a calligram of a tiger and an antique inscribed wooden tablet on display in the lounge ? This is what I found in the small Riad I stayed in . I saw further examples in cafes and restaurants.How often, when shopping in a small coastal town in UK, would you come across a number of small independent shops dedicated solely to selling and demonstrating calligraphy ? This is what I found, to my delight, in Essaouira . The scribes were proud to show me they could turn their hand to Western scripts too.DSC05468DSC05467 Some fine examples of lettering could be found on architecture, as expected . This one, from the Bahai Palace, shows two styles. Beneath the carved lettering on the pillar is an embellished. less formal script.DSC05522AdvertisementsShare this:TwitterFacebookRelatedWriting ManualsIn "calligraphy"Broadening horizonsStreet art Arabic calligraphy in Essaouira

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