Arabic calligraphy is an ancient art whose roots stretch back to Baghdad under the Abbasid Empire. It is out of modern day Iraq that some of the earliest Arabic scripts emerged. Many of these remain widely practised until the present day. The art has always occupied an important place in Iraq’s artistic scene - but that was before 2003. FRB follows two Iraqi calligraphers both of whom still practise the art away from their native Iraq. This is their story:
Iraq must be returned to Iraqis !!