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Islamic Ceramics and Calligraphy

Islamic Ceramics and Calligraphy

Author: Aleisha Olson
Understand the relevance of ceramics, textiles, and calligraphy to Islamic culture.
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Image of Bowl with Kufic Script, Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen, Public Domain,
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Terms to Know
Kufic Script

Oldest form of calligraphy; the first copies of the Qur’an were written in Kufic script.


Middle Eastern in origin, a type of pottery decorated with glassy, metallic lusters.


A small scaled version i.e. painting, illuminated text.

Samarkand Ware

An Islamic ceramic style characterized with decorations in green, yellow, pink and brown.