"As the Quran began to be written down on parchment, early calligraphers took to heart one of Muhammad's most famous statements: "God is beautiful and loves beauty." They started early, developing writing styles that enhanced and formalized the 6346 verses and 114 sections of the Quran. The very tools of these early copyists show their careful attention to aesthetics: the angle at which the tip of the writing reed was cut, the care taken in blending inks and curing paper, the use of precious gold to enhance portions of verses, and above all the meditative, near-mystical approach to penmanship that calligraphers adopted in their work -- all combined to create an art of tremendous subtlety and sophistication.
Teacher: Irfan Ahmed Qureshi
Timings: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Duration: Four month primary module includes history, traditional paper and pen making.
Any two or more days a week: Rs.3000/month.
Once a week: Rs.2000/month.
Institute of Traditional Studies & Art
2-S Gulberg II