Elegant box containing 10 qalams. These bamboo calligraphy pens are used for writing Arabic, Urdu and Farsi calligraphy. "Qalam" means a pen (writing instrument) in Arabic and Urdu.
The qalam is a type of pen made from a cut, dried reed used for Islamic calligraphy. The pen is seen as an important symbol of wisdom in Islam, and references the significance of knowledge and education within the Islamic tradition. Thus the qalam is revered as a symbol of wisdom and education. The 68th chapter of the Quran is called Al-Qalam which means "The Pen", where in the first verse God swears by the qalam.
In this set each qalam is handmade in Pakistan exclusively for Pen of Mercy. Each qalam has a beautiful silk cord in different colors wrapped around the end which is further capped with hand crafted wooden beads. This set includes the following:
- 12 millimeter qalam
- 10 millimeter qalam
- 9 millimeter qalam
- 8 millimeter qalam
- 5 millimeter qalam
- 3 millimeter qalam
- 2 mm qalam with a feather attached to the end
- 15 millimeter Jah'lee qalam, used for broad strokes
- 2 additional flat qalams made from solid wood
- A beautiful elegant black cardboard box with red velvet interior.
This qalam set makes a delightful gift for anyone interested in the art of Arabic calligraphy whether a new student or a professional calligrapher.
Dimensions of box: 11 X 9 X 1.75 inches.
Remember the by purchasing this set you are helping the poor families and their children that we support. These sets are purchased directly from the person who makes them. No middle man/wholesaler was used. We wanted to help support the individual artisans in Pakistan. Its a win win situation for everyone including both you and Pen of Mercy.