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#arabic calligraphy

Calligraphy and Arabic are sisters of the same marrow - one has not existed without the other. From the inception of written Arabic, well after an era of oral tradition, taffy-curled lettering has been the staple of religious and historical documentation, of mosque walls and tapestry design. The art of calligraphy cannot ideologically - or practically - be thought of as separate from Arabic. Writing Arabic is scripting art. Writing Arabic is a form of calligraphy, by virtue of flow…