Arabic Calligraphy (Fatimid Kufic Script)
Kufic named after the city of Kufa in southern Iraq. Kufic and its variants were used almost exclusively among early scripts for writing the Qur’an. This angular script used widely for writing religious and formal texts on different surfaces such as: paper, wood, stone, ceramic and textiles. Arabic calligraphy through the use of ornamental Kufic, became one of the most important design theme is Islamic Art, a great tradition which survives to this day.
The birth of Fatimid Kufic script was during the rule of the Fatimid Caliphate. The Fatimids claimed descent from Fatima bint Muhammad, the daughter of our Prophet Muhammad SAW. The field of architecture and art of Fatimid Kufic script derived from the Fatimid Empire under the establishment of Fatimid Caliphate. It started from North Africa and then spread out to Egypt, Syria and other parts of the regions.
The Fatimid Kufic script adorns the Islam's sacred architecture including the Masjid al Haram in makkah and madinah.
This course will take the students through composing the letters and forming basic design with the aim to write ones name and/or a short phrase in the script.
Students are required to purchase the following items for this course:
- Graph paper
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