Encyclopædia Iranica CALLIGRAPHY

Advanced Search CALLIGRAPHY CALLIGRAPHY (ḵaṭṭāṭī, ḵᵛošnevīsī). Introduction. The writing system in use in Persia since early Islamic times grew out of the Arabic alphabet. Comparison of some of the scripts that developed on Persian ground, particularly Persian-style Kufic, with the Pahlavi and Avestan scripts reveals a number of similarities between them, and this has led […]

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