A Pakistani Arts and Cultural Show in Malaysia

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Fifteen calligraphers and 30 of these fine and utterly intricate ink-and-paint pieces were exhibited. Most of the calligraphy featured were the works of Pakistani contemporary calligraphers. Some pieces were decorated with gold leaf and featured traditional motifs and used beautiful turquoises, blues and cobalts to counter the severity of black inked lines in varying thicknesses. All the pieces displayed mastery and control, not to mention a tremendous strain on the eyes of the artists. One instrument which deserves special mention is the dhole, a cylindrical drum used in many parts of Pakistan for folk songs and dances.