Turkish Calligraphy

Turkish Calligraphy

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Turkish calligraphy is a unique artistic creation although calligraphy itself is not of Turkish origin. Ottomans adopted it with religious fervor and inspiration, taking this art to its pinnacle over a five-hundred-year period. In essence, Husn-i Hat comprises the beautiful lines inscribed with reed pens on paper using ink made from soot. The paper used to be painted with natural dyes. Then it was polished with boiled starch and egg white. Pens were made of hard reeds. Bigger pens (known as “celi”) were made of wood. To produce ink, the calligraphists used to burn materials such as pine and linseed oils. Read more.>>

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