Syrian Calligraphy Cards by Ammar Wahdeh - Pack of 5
Syrian Calligraphy Cards by Ammar Wahdeh - Pack of 5
Syrian Calligraphy Cards by Ammar Wahdeh - Pack of 5

Syrian Calligraphy Cards by Ammar Wahdeh - Pack of 5

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It is drawn by Ammar Wahdeh, a Syrian calligrapher based in Amman, Jordan.

Interview with Ammar Awahdeh

What has ignited your interest in Arabic Calligraphy?
A: Ever since I was a little kid, I was interested in Arabic calligraphy. I remember I
used to draw the letters instead of just simply "writing" them, and my parents
noticed it. My older brother was taught certain simple types of calligraphy at
school, he taught me and as I grew older I kept improving and I've been doing it
ever since

What message would you like to send to the world through your art?
A: Several messages; the beauty of calligraphy alone is a big message, it's unique to
our context, and more people should be exposed to it in order to enjoy it. And as the
saying goes "Calligraphy is embedded within the soul" so in other words calligraphy
within itself is an extension of one's soul and beauty within. It can combine both
happiness and sadness, and everything in between.

What made the number of calligraphers drop so low in recent years?
A: Technology and some artists growing tired due to the lack of interest from others.
For example, back in the day everyone had no choice but to turn to calligraphers for
writing official scripts or to design a logo, but the evolution of technology and
computers caused a shortage in opportunities. Hence people leaving it behind, and
learning how to use computer programmes instead.

Is there a location where calligraphers gather?
A: There are some, but are generally obscure and unknown. And in my opinion,
calligraphy is an art best done alone, independently. It's hard to collaborate in
doing a certain project.

What are the most endangered types of Arabic Calligraphy?
A: Several such as: Moroccan, Qairawan, & some older types we don't practice
anymore due to how hard they are, and they look very ancient and unreadable.
People prefer simpler, more readable types nowadays.

Where do you see your future as a calligrapher?
A: I aspire to incorporate calligraphy in carpentry, I've always been keen on making
3D forms of things we are used to strictly see in 2D form. To me, calligraphy is my
sanctuary away from daily troubles. A person can live multiple lives at the same
time, through books, drawing, playing an instrument and the same goes for
calligraphy. I don't think l'Il ever stop doing calligraphy, despite the endless
obstacles; I do it because I love it, and nothing else.

• Folded cards with a description of the tribe printed on the back.

• Each card comes with an envelope.

• Printed on fine art linen paper

• Dimensions : 6"X4"

• Pack of 5 cards

• 20% of the profits go to the artist and the community


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$ 39.00
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