UGUR OZEN - KUZEY NEWS AGENCY
The Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, which has been chosen as the capital of Islamic Culture, hosted a unique exhibition that brought valuable examples of Islamic art together. Open until the end of the year, the exhibition was formally opened with a ceremony attended by the Kyrgyz minister for Information and Tourism Kamila Taliyeva, the Saudi Ambassador to Bishkek and the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Giving an opening speech, minister Taliyeva stated "Calligraphy is one of the most important heritages of Islamic culture. In this exhibition, we can observe the evolution of calligraphy from the seventh century. I hope that the Arabic alphabet used in Kyrgyzstan will be more comprehensively recognized with this exhibition."
The calligraphy pieces were provided by Mahmud Kashgari University and Safir Global Development, an international aid organization. Experts chose out of five hundred pieces brought from Saudi Arabia. The calligraphers invited to the exhibition gave speeches on the details of their art.
Detailed models of Mecca and Medina that were presented to the Saudi Embassy as a symbol of Kyrgyz-Saudi friendship are also exhibited in the event. The visitors were offered with Arabic tea, persimmon and zamzam.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Mayıs 2014, 17:52