Mohyeddin Abdulaziz returns to the Folk Arts area to demonstrate and explain the art of Arabic Calligraphy.
Calligraphy is decorative rendering of the written word and an important visual art form throughout the Arab world. Writing can range from the simple to the extremely formal and ornate, depending on the purpose to which it is to be put. Inscriptions in an architectural setting can turn into wonderful abstract friezes, beautiful even to the outsider who cannot read them. There are two reason for this: representations of human and animal forms are forbidden to devout Muslims, while Arabic writing is the medium through which the word of God is expressed.