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Nastaʿlīq (Persian: نستعلیق, from نسخ Naskh and تعلیق Taʿlīq) is likely one of the most important calligraphic fingers utilized in writing the Persian script, and historically the predominant model in Persian calligraphy.[1] It was developed in Iran within the 14th and fifteenth centuries.[2] It is usually used to write down Arabic-language textual content (the place it is named Taʿliq[citation needed] or Persian and is especially used for titles and headings), however its use has at all times been extra widespread within the Persian, Turkic and Urdu sphere of affect.

Nastaʿlīq has extensively been (and nonetheless is) practised in Iran, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and different nations for written poetry and as a type of artwork.
A much less elaborate model of Nastaʿlīq serves as the popular model for writing in Kashmiri, Punjabi and Urdu, and it's usually used alongside Naskh for Pashto. In Persian it's used for poetry solely.

Nastaʿlīq was traditionally used for writing Ottoman Turkish, the place it was often called tâlik[3] (to not be confused with a completely totally different Persian model, additionally known as taʿlīq; to tell apart the 2, Ottomans referred to the latter as taʿlīq-i qadim, "old taʿlīq").
Nastaʿlīq is the core script of the post-Sassanid Persian writing custom, and is equally necessary within the areas underneath its cultural affect. The languages of Iran (Western Persian, Azeri, Balochi, Kurdi, Luri, and many others.),

Afghanistan (Dari, Pashto, Uzbek, Turkmen, and many others.), Pakistan (Punjabi, Urdu, Kashmiri, Saraiki, and many others.), and the Turkic Uyghur language of the Chinese province of Xinjiang, depend on Nastaʿlīq. Under the identify taʿliq (lit. “suspending [script]”), it was additionally beloved by Ottoman calligraphers who developed the Diwani (divanî) and Ruqah (rık’a) types from it.

Nastaʿlīq is amongst probably the most fluid calligraphy types for the Arabic alphabet. It has quick verticals with no serifs, and lengthy horizontal strokes. It is written utilizing a chunk of trimmed reed with a tip of 5–10 mm (0.2–0.4 in), known as qalam ("pen", in Arabic and Persian قلم), and carbon ink, named davat. The nib of a qalam could be break up within the center to facilitate ink absorption.

Two necessary types of Nastaʿlīq panels are Chalipa and Siah-Mashq. A Chalipa ("cross", in Persian) panel often consists of 4 diagonal hemistiches (half-lines) of poetry, clearly signifying an ethical, moral or poetic idea. Siah-Mashq ("black drill") panels, nonetheless, talk by way of composition and type, fairly than content material. In Siah-Mashq, repeating a couple of letters or phrases (generally even one) just about inks the entire panel. The content material is thus of much less significance and never clearly accessible.


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