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Nastaliq and Shekaste styles of Iranian calligraphy have been in use since 16 century. At the beginning they where the styles of choice for writing the royal orders and decrees, official documents, and books of literature. Today they are used everywhere, sometimes on the most ordinary objects of everyday life.

Nastaliq on electricity jack

Nastaliq on electricity jack, from a building in Shiraz built in the late 1950s

Markings on an Iran-made short Brno (Persian Mauser CZ98)

Markings on an Iran-made short Brno (Persian Mauser CZ98)

Nastaliq used in an Iranian Comicbook

Nastaliq used in an Iranian Comicbook, Keyhan Bacheha Magazine, April 1973

Nastaliq in Street facilities covers for Tehran's Telephone Company

Nastaliq on Truck

Nastaliq in an Ad for an Exorcist

Nastaliq used in an Ad for an Exorcist

Shiite Mohr with Nastaliq calligraphy

Parsheneveshte (Inscriptions on cloth) for Ashura rituals

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