The Celi (jali) pen is the traditional tool for large-scale writing in Arabic and Islamic calligraphy.
These pens are handmade from a sharpened nib of hardwood, cut and drilled for ink reservoirs, which is then set into a hand-turned handle.
We are proud to offer two sets of celi pens, both hand-turned from hardwood and designed exclusively for Arabic and Islamic calligraphy.
Complete Boxed Set of 17 Celi Pens
Our exclusive boxed set of 17 pens include 1mm increments from 4mm to 20mm, giving you the full range of pen widths for any size project you may encounter. They are handmade from tropical hardwoods by Munawwar Riza, one of Indonesia's top calligraphers and a student of Davut Bektaş. They are thus made by calligraphers, for calligraphers. They come in a custom-made boxed set. Decorative pen ends may vary slightly from set to set.
Two-tone Celi Pens
Our two-tone celi pens come in four sizes: 15mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 45mm.
They are hand-turned from maple and walnut, and the nib is made from sharpened bamboo hardwood, with grooves cut and reservoirs drilled.
They sold both individually or as a set of all four pens.
To view a video of the Celi pen writing, click the link below.
Here is a 3-minute video of how we make the Celi pen: