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The Journey of Joumana Medlej, a Kufic Calligraphy Artist

Joumana Medlej is a British-Lebanese calligrapher residing in London, specializing in Kufic calligraphy. She has created works of art that are rich in detail and aesthetics. Her artwork has been sold all over the world. Her interest in Kufic calligraphy stems from the ancient geometric techniques of Islamic art. Discover her journey from being a trainee to mastering and teaching Kufic Calligraphy art in this conversation with Owen Williams in this episode of The Anglo-Arab Voice.

Presenter Owen Williams

Voiceover by Mo Ayoub

Produced by Camilla Byk and Petra Ayar Jahchan Al-Fanar Media

The publication of this podcast series was supported by a grant from the NewsSpectrum Fellowship programme.

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