I have been including some square kufic in my watercolours. I like the simple clearness and the balance. I also like that it has a meaning even if we cant allways read it.
I've wanted, for a long time now, to make a little dua for the protection
of children. A picture, something to hang, beautiful of course. But
nowhere I could find this dua in square kufic. So of course as a
passionate of diy I found myself searching how to construct square kufic
and triying to do it myself. I would really like to have someone who
could correct or aproove my script, though.
I found this site very helpful, as it gives very basic but very clear guidelines.
"This style is absolutely not concerned with legibility: it is understood
that the message, the Word, is there, and gazing upon it is enough to
receive its blessing. Literacy may have been limited in the past, but
beauty was always accessible to all, and it is the beauty of the pattern
that matters. In its simplest form, square kufic is austere, and derives its
beauty from the purity of its austerity; but it lends itself to clever,
even playful variations only limited by one's creativity. More than any
other calligraphic practice, creating in square kufic feels very much like solving
a puzzle, giving it particular appeal for problem-solvers." Quoted from "Creative Arabic Calligraphy: Square Kufic"