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Mutya (calligraphy)

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LanguagesTagalog, Visayan languages
Parent systems
Proto-Sinaitic script
  • Phoenician alphabet
    • Aramaic alphabet
      • Brahmi
        • Tamil-Brahmi
          • Pallava
            • Kawi script
              • Baybayin
                • Mutya
ISO 15924Tglg, 370
Unicode alias

Mutyà (Filipino : Sulat Mutya) is a script a virety of Baybayin calligraphy in elaborated forms notable for the curves and circular features on the ends of every character.[1]


Mutya script was derive from the Mutya which means "pearl" in Tagalog which is inspiration on the styles of the character forms.


Mutya script where used to write an elaborated calligraphy like formal writings such as scriptures poems, rhymes or rhetorics and in to the beginning of the sentences of a writings. [2]


Baybayin elaborated calligraphy of John 1:1, "Sa simula pa'y naroon na ang salita, at ang Salita ay sumasadiyos, at ang salita ay Diyos." (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.) an example of Lakandiwa type.
  • Chailai -the Regular type of Mutya style. [3]
  • Lakandiwa -the bold and more elaborated form of this calligraphy [4]
  • Sutla (Silk-type)/ Payak the simplified form of Mutya style mostly a cursive form.[5]

Examples of Mutyà calligraphy[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Baybayin
  • Suyat
  • Ancient Philippine scripts
  • Arts of the Philippines


External links[edit]


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