[<< wikiquote] Islamic calligraphy
Islamic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting and calligraphy, based upon the alphabet in the lands sharing a common Islamic cultural heritage. It includes Arabic, Ottoman, and Persian calligraphy.

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Calligraphy adorned nearly everything in the Muslim world: books, coins, ceramics, brocades, buildings, furniture, rugs, garments, belts, hats, funeral shrouds, pills and other forms of medicine, and even skin—Muslim women in certain areas decorated their cheeks and foreheads with verses calligraphed in henna.
Peter T. Daniels; William Bright (1996). The World's Writing Systems. Oxford University Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-19-507993-7. 

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