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> In a message dated 5/21/00 12:24:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> gregjuli writes:
> << ve seen calligraphy used inside the shape of the word being done, for
> example-calligraphy the word apple many times inside the outline of an apple.
> MaryB >>
> I have seen it written around the paper like a rectangular spiral, ending in
> the center with the name.
This reminded me of the beautiful calligraphic pictures I saw in Turkey. They
were replications of old Arabic ones. I think they were poems in the form of a
lion or other object (not just single words). The Arabic script was soo-ooo
beautiful. Wish I'd bought some now, but they were usually done on cheap
pasteboard so I figured they wouldn't last.
If any of you ever go to Istanbul, check out the Calligraphy Museum. It's tiny,
little-visited, and has gorgeous examples of traditional Arabic calligraphic art.
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