Islamic Calligraphy is the most popular form of Art in the muslim world. As Muslims are prohibited from drawing figural images , Muslim artists found in calligraphy a unique style to express their creativity
Iranian battle-mask, from the Safavid Dynasty c.) (Shahada inscribed on the top) (Scanned by me. Don’t remember the source.) I always thought this mask would make for some rather epic inspiration for a Middle-Eastern cyber-/steam-punk thing.