Calligraphy

Kuwait’s Tareq Rajab Museum houses a collection of Islamic art (+Photos)

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Established in 1980, the Tareq Rajab Museum in Kuwait houses thousands of historical relics related to the Islamic era.

Another section called Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy was inaugurated in 2007.

The museum houses a collection of more than thirty thousand data-x-elements collected over the past sixty years, of which about ten thousand are on permanent display, according to its website.

The Tareq Rajab Museum houses collections of Islamic ceramics, glass, metalwork, silver folk jewelry, textiles, embroidery, costumes, musical instruments, and Orientalist artwork.

The calligraphy section exhibited various Arabic manuscripts, including historic copies of the Quran.

Some of the early examples in the museum include a 7th century “Ma’il” (slanted) script from the Hijaz, modern Saudi Arabia and the 9th century Quran written on North/East African vellum. The museum also houses one of, if not the only known complete and dated Quran written in Kufic characters (AD 1002). The museum houses a number of important Holy Qurans, including works by the famous Yaqut al-Musta’simi and his student Abdul Allah al-Sairafi.

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