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CHAI Canada: Kufic Calligraphy Workshop

202231 minutes, CanadaEnglish

Learn the ancient art of Kufic Calligraphy from Jalal Gilani. The Kufic script has long been used as a preferred calligraphy style for Quranic transcription and architectural decoration. It is characterized by angular, rectilinear letterforms and their horizontal orientation. Re-create basic structural forms of Arabic and Urdu letters into geometric designs, a technique that feels much like solving a puzzle.