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Tarek Rajab Calligraphy Re-Visit


Oh, the Tarak Rajab Calligraphy Museum is such a treasure! This time we went back just to have time to watch the entire film on calligraphy, the cutting of the quills and the mixing of the ink, how the paper is prepared and burnished, how ornamentation is developed . . . every time we visit this museum, we see something new, and we learn something new.

This time, I was looking for details. Oh WOW.

Here is a little of what I found:




Kuwait is blessed to have such a gem of a museum, and open to the public free of charge, in a beautiful building, with gracious spaces. You can find more information on their website for both museums (The Tarak Rajab Museum is just around the corner) at The Tarak Rajab Museum website.

January 26, 2008 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Customer Service, Entertainment, ExPat Life


  1. Can you believe I still haven’t had the chance to go visit it?
    None of my friends seem interested!!!

    *goes to make new friends*

    Comment by kinano | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  2. looks like a nice place to be visited soon! thanks for sharing..

    Comment by Amu | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. Breathtaking..

    Comment by kaileena | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. Kinan, go by yourself. It is totally absorbing. You will feel such joy. The two museums are near to each other, and are SO worth seeing. You of all people – go!

    Amu, they are treasures in Kuwait.

    Kaileena – this is just a very small sample. The museums are magnificent.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. I’m so glad we went 🙂 🙂 🙂 beautiful beautiful museum collection!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. Wow, this is amazing. I wish was there. The Metro in NY has an Islamic Arts section which has been closed being of renovations and will reopen in 2009. That will be worth a visit too. 🙂

    Comment by Amina Ae Sook | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  7. I’m so glad you’re HERE, Little Diamond!

    Welcome, Amina, and thank you for telling us about the Metro Islamic Arts section – hope it re-opens soon!

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  8. wow i have been meaning to go there with emaciaty!!! thanks for the post, i had completely forgotten about it…thanks for the indirect reminder:)

    Comment by Mrm | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  9. Only if you’re looking for artistic thrills in Kuwait, Mrm 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  10. Gorgeous! I love ‘Islamic Art’ and calligraphy. And I love visiting your blog because you have so many beautiful photos!

    Comment by Aliyah | February 2, 2008 | Reply

  11. Oh Aliyah, flattery will get you everywhere! Come back often! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 2, 2008 | Reply

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