A stunning square Ayat ul Kursi necklace in unique kufi calligraphy!
It is a set of Ayahs from the second chapter of the Quran (Surah al-Baqarah). It is regarded as one of the most powerful & important ayahs of the entire Quran that provides protection from all harm & evil.
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WHY BUY ME?
I am an Ayat ul Kursi Cuff Necklace
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Plating: 18K Gold Plated
- Pendant size: 2-5cm x 3-10mm
SAFETY & CARE:
- All our Jewellery is nickel-free and hypoallergenic.
- Please note water and perfume may damage the item.
WHAT IS KUFI CALLIGRAPHY?
Kufi script is one of the most recognizable and exquisite scripts of Arabic calligraphy. Kufic script (Arabic: الخط الكوفي) is a style of Arabic script developed between the seventh and 10th centuries, the Kufic script is considered one of the oldest forms of Arabic calligraphy. The name is derived from the southern Iraqi town of Al-Kufa — a powerhouse of Arab scholarship and cultural learning in the medieval era — where this script was created. Stylistically, this bold, square, angular and rather a strict form of calligraphy is characterized by short vertical and elongated horizontal strokes.
Square Kufic (abbreviated SK) sometimes known as bannâ'i ("masonry script") is a particular style of Kufic that is going to allow us to create a composition using the basic structural forms of the letters. Indeed, Square Kufic is the barest of all Arabic writing styles, and an interesting precursor to pixel art, although it was originally made up of bricks and tiles and used on a large scale in architecture.
This style is absolutely not concerned with legibility: it is understood that the message, the Word, is there, and gazing upon it is enough to receive its blessing. Literacy may have been limited in the past, but beauty was always accessible to all, and it is the beauty of the pattern that matters. In its simplest form, SK is austere, and derives its beauty from the purity of its austerity; but it lends itself to clever, even playful variations only limited by one's creativity. More than any other calligraphic practice, creating in SK feels very much like solving a puzzle, giving it particular appeal for problem-solvers.