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Islamic Calligraphy Art by Ayman Hassan

"Islamic calligraphy is not a mere well measured legible writing; it is all about harmony of lines and compositions, inner music, and spirituality. A real masterpiece of calligraphy is a window from which human can have a glimpse of the divine beauty." (Ayman Hassan)

The Carpet Collection from the Gazi Husrev Beg Mosque

The new decade for the Gazi Hisrev Beg Mosque, when it comes to rugs, begins in the period of Yugoslavia (1945-91). Considering that Yugoslavia was part of the political bloc of non-aligned, it was often visited by presidents and monarchs from Muslim countries.

Inscriptions at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

The inscriptions at the Topkapi Palace may be divided in three ways: by the time when they were made, by the content and by the style of the script. The time range is from the end of the 15th century until the half of the 19th century.

The Art of Carpet Weaving in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The fact that kilim became a status among Bosniak Muslim nobility is documented by the travel writers. Thus, one of the members of the delegation of Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I, in 1530, wrote that near Sarajevo they were received by the Bosnian regent of Gazi Husrev Beg in his tent whose floor was covered with 'a very beautiful carpet'.

In Memory of Esref Kovacevic, 20th Century Bosnian Calligrapher

It has been twenty 20 years since Esref Kovacevic's death. He was a renowned Bosnian historian, scholar, translator and calligrapher. His scientific work is well known to researchers of the Ottoman Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the general public knows him by his long poem in honour of Muhammad (pbuh), his calligraphy and his transcription of Qur’an.