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Society of Iranian Calligraphists has branches in 15 countries

Qazvin, The Society of Iranian Calligraphists has branches in 15 foreign countries and also 320 others in Iranian provinces, Head of the society said.

The Society of Iranian Calligraphists is an Iranian organization for professionals in the field of calligraphy. It was established in 1951.

Gholam Hossein Amirkhani made the remarks on Thursday addressing the 5th biennial meeting of the Society of Iranian Calligraphists.

The event was held on the occasion of Qazvin cultural week and in Nasta?liq script, Naskh and Thuluth.

Nasta?liq is one of the main calligraphic hands used in writing the Persian alphabet, and traditionally the predominant style in Persian calligraphy. It was developed in Iran in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Thuluth is a script variety of Islamic calligraphy invented by Ibn Muqlah Shirazi. The straight angular forms of Kufic were replaced in the new script by curved and oblique lines. In Thuluth, one-third of each letter slopes, from which the name comes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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