Zoomorphic Calligraphy established itself only relatively late in Islamic art, when the taboos outlawing religious iconography had lost some of their power. It is an art developed in Ottoman Turkey, India and Qajar Iran. People say, it was known as early as 1458. Most of the below zoomorphic and anthropomorphic optical illusions were done by talented artist, named Hassan Musa from Sudan. The first thing you notice is an animal, offcourse. But here’s an asignment for you: what do the words say? If you didn’t notice it by now, the images are created from text and they should have a meaning, it’s only shame I can’t understand those… will you help me?