The beauty of the Arabic script

Here are more photos from the building that enchanted me. This time, I’m focusing on the various forms of Arabic calligraphy ranging from the creative zoomorphic epigraphy to the heavy, squared Kufic and graceful thuluth.

The first picture shows the entire Quran written out on a shirt worn for protective purposes (probably during wartime), dating back several centuries.

As well as the incredible architecture, the building houses beautiful pieces of modern art

 

"This (blessing) is by the grace of my Lord" - Islamic art often uses benedictory phrases.

Check out my other posts on the Arab Fund building in Kuwait (part 1 and part 2).

3 thoughts on “The beauty of the Arabic script

  1. Hi F! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment, it’s nice to “meet” you! I agree with you that it’s never too late for an Alice birthday party. :)

  2. Pingback: The enchanting doors of the Arab Fund building « F. scribbles

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