Turkish Enlights

(With thanks for this material to Nigel Ash.)

“Ottoman scribes used to fill scraps of paper to the edges with sometimes meaningless script, as part of their warmup exercise before getting down to a hard day penning official documents. These frequently beautiful exercises, known as Karalamanlar, are rare, as is to be expected since they were often thrown away.”

(Thanks also to Aimen Ajhani for posting this in ConnectLibya.
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