Welcome to my blog !
I am happy to start it ! It’s something I’m used to doing because I wrote a blog from 2006 to 2014 🙂
On my new blog, i would like to speak about Arabic calligraphy of course, but also about interior design, fashion, nature…everything that interests me.
Today, i want to speak about the kalam, the ancestral tool of Arabic calligraphy. A simple bamboo pen, used for thousand of years.
The kalam was already used by the scribes during the Pharaonic times. In antique Egypt, the scribe was a cultivated and respected person.
Nowadays, even if there are modern tools, the kalam is still widely used by Arabic calligraphers. I have always used the kalam, even if I also use others tools. I think the kalam gives a precise and authentic trace. Furthermore, I love to listen to the swish of the kalam on paper.
Here is a photo of my kalams. It was taken during my stay in Dubai, in 2012. ( Photo by Bernard Menettrier de Jollin)
Here is a nice stamp edited by the French post office, in 2016, illustrated by kalams !
Thank you for reading! New post coming soon!