Bamboo Qalam

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Bamboo Qalam

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Item No: foc0000235
Title: Bamboo Qalam
Additional Title: Arabic Calligraphy Pen
Media Type: Realia
Source: Rare Book Department

A qalam is a type of pen used by Islamic calligraphers. It is made from dried reeds or bamboo. Calligraphers personally carve the tips of these writing instruments to their preferred angles. The qalam appears as symbol of wisdom and education in the Quran. 

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