Nasta'līq example saying, "Nastaliq script."

Anthropology: The Significance of Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture

The art of Islamic calligraphy involves writing and calligraphy in Arabic script or its derivatives, such as Persian, Ottoman, and Indian. Traditionally, this type of writing is called khatt Arabi (خط عربي‎), whose name translates as Arabic line, design, or construction. The Quran has … Continue reading Anthropology: The Significance of Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture

Matryoshka Dolls from Russia

The Symbolism of Traditional Life in Russia Seen Through Matryoshka Dolls

Whenever I close my eyes and think of Russia, I see the snow-covered ground, miles and miles of forests, and Russian nesting dolls. You are thinking right! In today’s post, we’re going to discuss the world-famous piece of art Matryoshka … Continue reading The Symbolism of Traditional Life in Russia Seen Through Matryoshka Dolls