Arabic calligraphy

UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to the list of intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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The 58th Heritage House of Dhi Ain Village celebrates the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the UNESCO list

Saudi Gazette report THEE AIN – 58 heritage houses in the ancient village of Dhi Ain in the Al-Baha region, celebrated the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. The celebrations were held in the village decorating the facade of old houses, in addition to the […]

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Recognition of Arabic Calligraphy by UNESCO is celebrated at KS…

(MENAFN- APCO Worldwide) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: December 26, 2021 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the art of Arabic calligraphy after the recent decision by the United Nations United for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) to add it to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The […]

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Arabic calligraphy’s new heritage status gives hope to keep it alive

Intangible heritage is “living heritage”, according to Unesco. It is made up of “practices, traditions, knowledge and know-how”, as well as tools and spaces, which communities consider to be part of their cultural heritage. The organization maintains two lists relating to intangible cultural heritage. These are the “representative” list, on which Arabic calligraphy has been […]

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Hongqi celebrates the year of Arabic calligraphy on World Arabic Language Day

Jeddah: Coinciding with World Arabic Language Day celebrated on December 18 every year, Universal Premium Motors agencies, Hongqi’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, organized a special celebration for Arabic calligraphy to demonstrate the harmony between the beauty and design arts of Arabic. the calligraphy and designs of Hongqi, the future luxury car, which has always […]

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Saudi-led campaign puts Arabic calligraphy on UNESCO heritage list

Arabic calligraphy, Congolese rumba and the pottery tradition of the Awajún people of northern Peru have all been added to Unesco’s prestigious list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A total of 39 items have made it onto the list, announced this week following a meeting of the heritage body’s intergovernmental committee. The list reflects […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to cultural heritage list

UNESCO on Tuesday recognized Arabic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic alphabet, as intangible cultural heritage. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, submitted the bid to UNESCO, which announced the list on Twitter. Workers sew Islamic Arabic calligraphy in gold thread onto a drape to cover the […]

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Arabic calligraphy exhibited in an exhibition held in three capitals

The World Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library kicked off simultaneously in Riyadh, Beijing and Casablanca yesterday. The biggest names in Arabic calligraphy are taking part in the exhibition, which is part of the initiative launched by the Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Frahan, to make […]

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Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets

Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets Artists on a mission to revive Islamic art Culture February 26, 2021 Arabic calligraphy was inscribed by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage last year Arabic calligraphy is an essential part of Islamic civilization and many aspects of Muslim cultural expression. However, over the years its popularity […]

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Arabic Calligraphy, a Prolonged Influence on World Culture

Ayet El-Korsy (The Throne Verse) from the Holy Quran drawn with horse-shaped Arabic calligraphy – photo courtesy of flickr CAIRO – February 14, 2018: The Arabic language is an ancient strong language that is used by millions of human beings and also one of the most expressive languages ​​in literature, but the artistic value of […]