The Intricate Islamic Art of Calligraphy Thrives in Boston
THE INTRICATE ISLAMIC ART OF CALLIGRAPHY THRIVES IN BOSTON
In one of the enchanting tales of "The Arabian Nights," the second dervish recounts how, when a demon had turned him into a monkey, he was able to save his life by writing Arabic poetry in various scripts before the vizier.
Praised through the ages, Arabic calligraphy is often considered the highest Islamic art (see following item on Harvard art exhibit) and those who mastered it, as the dervish could verify, were deeply respected.
And now that ancient art form is enjoying an upsurge in popularity in, of all places, Boston. "I have to turn away students," said Nabil Khatib, a 37-year-old Lebanese living in …
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Publication information: Article title: The Intricate Islamic Art of Calligraphy Thrives in Boston. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: XI. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 3, 1997. Page number: 95. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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