Urdu Calligraphy

Calligraphy in Urdu script is considered an art form.

It is often used to write a verse or saying, or someone's name or a title. The images created by a calligrapher can be abstract shapes, or sometimes forms of objects or animals.

Have a look at the short clip showing Syed Azeem Haider Jafri, a calligrapher from Lucknow at work. click to view the video

Some samples of Syed Azeem Haider Jafri’s work in the pictures below.

With many thanks to Syed Azeem Haider Jafri.

Photos courtesy of Vivek Gupta.