South-West Iran Pens

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These are calligraphy reeds from the Bandar-i Bushehr region of Iran, located in the southwest, on the gulf. They are the best kind of calligraphy pen available today, and very hard to find. They are made of bamboo that has been treated in a special process that I’m told takes over a year.

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I got the five on the right in Istanbul, the middle two from my first calligraphy teacher Ben Bahman, from Tabriz, and the last one from Massoud Valipour in Los Angeles. He sells them at his shop Ketabsara on Westwood blvd.

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~ by Josh on December 3, 2008.

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