The Beauty of a W

IMQ_0372aThe Arabic letter ‘w’ (mirrored against itself above) not only functions as ‘and’ in Arabic, but it has also come to stand for God or Allah and as such appears in mosques and in Arabic calligraphy.  I love the simplicity of the letter and the many ways in which it is used.

IMM_1894IMS_25641All photographs by delikızınyeri

top and bottom photos – Ulu Cami, Bursa, Turkey
middle photo – Şehzadebaşı Camii, Istanbul, Turkey

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