Georgian calligraphy (Georgian: ქართული კალიგრაფია kartuli k'aligrapia) is a form of calligraphy, or artistic writing of the Georgian language using its three Georgian scripts.


Georgia has a centuries-old tradition of a calligraphic school. Hand-written books from the early centuries became a cultural and a national phenomenon in Georgia. Christianity had played an enormous role in Georgian literature life since the Georgian Orthodox Church and its monks contributed their life to the Georgian writing by creating manuscripts and all the historical records for the Georgian nation.[1][2][3]

Every year on April 14, Georgia celebrates the "Day of Georgian language". On this day the calligraphy contests are held, the winners are named and awards are given to the best calligraphers at the Georgian National Center of Manuscripts.[4]

Georgian calligraphy was actively created outside Georgia as well.

Georgians created calligraphical, religious and scholar works in the following places:

Within Georgia, the Kingdom of the Iberians being the cultural center of the country had produced the most excellent masters of the Georgian calligraphy, art, literature and architecture.

Georgian calligraphers


"წყალობითა მღუთისათა ჩვენ იესიან დავითიან სოლომანიან ბაგრატოვანმან ძემან ცხებულის მეფის თეიმურაზისამან მეორე ირაკლი მეფემან საქართველოისამან ქართლისა კახეთისა.."
"With mercy of God we of Jesse, David, Solomon, Bagrationi son of Teimuraz II and Erekle II King of Georgia, Kartli, Kakheti.."

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