Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

Rumi, Calligraphy is an ancient art of handwriting for which people took much pride in creating. This specific picture of a dancing man in traditional middle eastern garment consists of arab calligraphy.

The Textile Blog: The Influence of Islamic Decoration on the Victorian

Vintage Driftwood: Decorative wall tiling from Qasr Radwan, Cairo, produced in the century

Intricate intertwining floral vine design: tiles in TOPKAPI PALACE, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

Intricate intertwining floral vine design: tiles in TOPKAPI PALACE, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

16th century ottoman court prayer rug

Ottoman Prayer Carpet, late C., one of the earliest examples of a rare group featuring a prayer niche, or mihrab; with triple arched columns on an undecorated field. Bursa or Istanbul. Turkey Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation.

Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Good guide for those wondering what traditional Islamic head coverings look like around the world.

nat-sg: “ artist-refs: “ Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist ” Heck yeah, I needed to know about this.

Türk İslam Sanatları - turkishislamicarts.com

Türk İslam Sanatları - turkishislamicarts.com

This Ottoman devotional manual, the Hizb al-Nawawi, is a later copy of a book of prayers written by the esteemed Mamluk scholar Muhiyi al-Din Abi Zakariya Yahya b. Sharaf b. Muri al-Nawawi (d. 1277). This particular copy was signed by the Ottoman court calligrapher Muhammad Amir on the fifteenth of Sha'ban, 1152 (November 17, 1739)

Hizb (Litany) of An-Nawawi Author: An-Nawawi Calligrapher: Muhammad al-Amin Object Name: Non-illustrated manuscript Date: dated A. 1739 Geography: Turkey, Istanbul Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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