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Sudanese National ICH

 

Arabic Calligraphy
Oral Tradition, Social Practices, in All Sudan | Promoted internationally

The art of Arabic calligraphy is a manual skill that is accomplished with the help of simple traditional tools such as the reed pen, and the black ink that is made from soot (housing or carbon that accumulates on the surface of the pots in which food is cooked), and other tools such as metal or wooden pens, and other materials such as colored inks are used. It has aesthetic value intended for its own sake. It is also practiced by academic and talented learners alike.

The Arabic calligraphy is spread in Al-Khalawi (Al-Khalawi), a collection of khalwa, the place of instruction of the Qur'an, and is considered the origin of the Arabic calligraphy long before the establishment and regularity of formal education in the public and higher parts of Sudan, the Arabic calligraphy is spread in all cities and villages of Sudan with their locations and environments. He studied and taught in primary and secondary schools in cities and villages in different states of Sudan, as well as the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, in illustrative design, advertising arts, paintings and signage in all states of Sudan in cities and rural areas.

Arabic calligraphy is a hand-crafted skill performed with the help of simple traditional tools such as a plaster pen, black ink made from soot (housing or carbon collected on the surface of pots where food is cooked), other tools such as metal or wood pens, and other materials such as inks manufactured in different colors, bahays, cardboard, leather, etc., and with an intended aesthetic value of themselves. It is also practiced by academic and talented learners alike.

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