Mukhtar Sanders

The Maghribi Script of North Africa

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Excerpt from our ‘Arabic Calligraphy Around the World’ calendar; The Arab countries west of Egypt, including Muslim Spain, were known as the Maghrib meaning ‘west’ and the script that developed in that area is called maghribi. This style is easy to recognise for its large looped descenders and strokes of uniform thickness. Typically for that region, it is used in square format Qurans. Parchment was the favoured material centuries after it went out of favour in other regions of the Islamic world.

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