Calligraphy

Calligraphy (Khosh naveesee), like all forms of art that was introduced into Persia following foreign conquests, was enhanced and developed into a high art form. It was practised not only by professional calligraphers, but also by princes and noblemen. Under the Timurids and the Safavids, calligraphy experienced perhaps its most brilliant development. It was regarded as an expression of man's spiritual state; for 'purity of writing proceeds from purity of heart' (Sultan Ali Mashhadi); therefore the calligrapher had to undergo observances similar to those of the holy person. In addition, the subject matter had to be of sufficiently noble content.

As recently as the 1960s, calligraphy was regularly taught in Iranian schools, using bamboo sticks to create intricate designs. The art was no longer practised after this period, and only a few people now maintain this intricate art form.

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Item PC1 Persian Carpet with Koran Calligraphy 27" H x 19" W (69 x 49 cm), including the border (last copy)    $34.99

Item PC2 Persian Calligraphy with Verse from the Koran
34 x 24 cm (approx. 13.5" x 9.5") including the border Q2 $12.99

Item PC3  Persian Miniature Art with 50th and 51st Verses of the 64th Surah of the Koran 27" H x 19" W (69 x 49 cm) (last copy) $19.99

Item PC4 Persian Miniature Art with Calligraphy from the Shahnameh
34 x 24 cm (approx. 13.5" x 9.5") including the border $24.99
 

Item PC5 Persian Faravahar with Calligraphy

34 x 24 cm (approx. 13.5" x 9.5") including the border  Q7 $24.99

 

Item No. M102

13.25" x 19" (34 x 39 cm) (last copy) $34.99

 

 

 

Item No. M103

Item No. M105

Item No. M106

Poem: Fereidon Moshiri Design: Behzad Sohrabi
Calligraphy: Mustapha Sohrabi

Poem: Siavush Kasrai Design: Behzad Sohrabi
Calligraphy: Mustapha Sohrabi

Calligraphy by Moradi

19" x 13.25" (39 x 34 cm) $29.99

19" x 13.25" (39 x 34 cm) $29.99

13.25" x 9.5" (34 cm x 24 cm) $35.00

   

Item No. M107
Calligraphy by Moradi
13.25" x 9.5" (34 cm x 24 cm) $35.00