National Calligraphy Week opens with Nastaliq exhibitions in Iran

Artworks of distinguished Persian calligraphers is being displayed in an exhibition at Aseman Art and Culture Center on the occasion of Iran’s Calligraphy Week.

Iran (IMNA) - Writing is an inductor of human communication that represents language with signs and symbols. However, Iranian people put great value on Farsi writing system and cherish it as a unique Persian art. The Bride of the Calligraphy Scripts, Nas’taliq, is the most popular contemporary style of writing among Persian calligraphers.

Most of the revered handwritten books of Iran specially the Holy Quran, and poetry collections such as the Shahnameh and the Masnavi have been recognized as precious noble artworks because of the delicate calligraphy they have.

Iranian people attach great importance to the art of calligraphy to the extent that they recognize the "National Day of Persian Calligraphy". This year, the National Day has fallen on October 13; therefore, a week-long exhibitions in different Iranian cities is going to be held to honor the original Persian Art of Calligraphy.

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