Koramudo

R for Râkım

A Little History of an Ottoman Master Calligrapher

Mustafa Râkım (1171/1758 – 1241/1826) being one of the most eminent calligraphers of his time played a critical role in the history of Turkish calligraphy. His works are greatly admired by calligraphers and connoisseurs of the art. He was especially well known for perfecting magnified scripts known as celi (jali: large), in sülüs and ta’lik (ta’liq) scripts.

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Rendering The Tradition

This article “Rendering The Tradition” was first featured in: Asian Geographic magazine, Cultures of Islam Edition. No. 81 Issue 4/2011. Pg 86. Article written by: Faizal Somadi. • Featured calligraphy masthead design on cover by: Faizal Somadi • Photography by: Jon Ramlan/Hairol Mahsus When the Holy Quran commands: “Read!”, I recalled the teachings of my late grandfather who taught me about […]

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