We are delighted to announce that this summer at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, Master Calligrapher Dr Nassar Mansour will introduce students to the Diwani script, its historical development and form.
Diwani is a very round style, which was developed during the reign of the early Ottoman in the 16th century and reached its peak during the 19th century. It was used particularly in the writing of all royal decrees and chancellery documents, and is still used for invitation and greeting cards.
Students at the beginning of the course will learn how to prepare their own reed pen and will practice writing the letters of the Diwani alphabet in their individual and joined forms using the traditional calligraphy reed pen. The course concludes with each participant making a piece in Diwani.