Add some Middle Eastern charm to your look with our Kufic Calligraphy Arabic Name Necklace!
With the name or word of your choice inscribed in beautiful Kufi Arabic script, this necklace makes a thoughtful gift for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions — a memory that will last a lifetime.
Get in a choice of stunning gold, rose gold or platinum plated finish! Comes in a beautiful box ready to be gifted.
WHY BUY ME?
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 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Square Kufic is the barest of all Arabic writing styles, and an interesting precursor to pixel art, although it was originally made up of bricks and tiles and used on a large scale in architecture.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.
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Plating: 18K Gold or Platinum-Plated
- Matching 18K Gold or Platinum Plated Cable chain
- Pendant size: 1.5cm x 1.5cm
- Fastening: Lobster Clasp
SAFETY & CARE:
- All our Jewellery is nickel-free and hypoallergenic.
- Please note water and perfume may damage the item.
HOW TO ORDER:
Please enter the name in the personalised text box (up to 10 characters). We strongly recommend you provide the name in Arabic to avoid any mistakes. You can use google translator to translate the name into Arabic. If you can’t provide the name in Arabic then please leave it in English and our staff will translate it using google translator. Moreover please beware ordering this piece as Kufic font is very artistic and breaks the letters down in an unusual format, your name may appear different to what it may look in standard Arabic and even difficult to read but that is the beauty of the Kufic script which is more like solving a puzzle but rest assured you would be wearing something which is not short of a piece of art! Here are some examples!
The first verse of the Qur'an composed in the shape of the name Muhammad (PBUH), itself in Square Kufic.