Calligraphy. Where did it come from? How did it find it's way to the designing of lamps?

When was calligraphy born? What mark it left in world's history and why is it related to Islam? In search for answers for these questions we find ourselves in the holy region of Mecca, where the earliest examples of calligraphy can be traced. It is while writing the Quran (The Holy Book of Islam) that the copyists paid special attention to aesthetics. One can observe the use of gold to enhance the size of verses and special care taken to blend ink. That was when the calligraphy on parchment took it's roots.

Since then the Arabic Calligraphy was created on vast variety of materials - with pen and paper being the classic ones. These materials include: objects made of wood, ceramics, textiles its elements can also be fount in Middle Eastern architecture and modern ornamental elements. A new art was born out of Arabic Calligraphy - The Islamic Calligraphy Boarder Vector Art. It is most commonly used for decoration of walls, ceilings and is a key element in design of some household items.

In 1879 Thomas Edison created an electric light bulb giving artists a new opportunity to use art in lighting objects. Calligraphy art was not left behind. Back in the Ottoman Empire, the craftsmen used bronze and class to create ornamental lamps, and the same technique is used today. The Boarder Vector art is cut on the bronze with a laser cutting machine and Plexiglas is used as background. Modern technologies allow the craftsmen to design any Vector Art and put it on a lamp, from table lamps to chandeliers modern artists create a large spectrum of designs to enrich your home.

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