The process of making Arabic calligraphy paper is probably the most labour intensive in all the processes of making Arabic calligraphy tools.

It takes time, dedication and a lot of know how.

I have yet to try to make my own paper in the traditional way.

But I believe that part of the true art in Arabic calligraphy involves using the correct paper.

As I learn I am currently using normal paper.

However, as I improve I will venture into using dedicated Arabic calligraphy paper.

I will let you know about the experience and challenges, as well as where you can get your own.

In the meantime, I will let you know suitable substitutes that fulfil purposes.