50ml glass inkwell, airtight seal to prevent any leakage
Likka is one of the most important tools needed in traditional Arabic Calligraphy and very often it is overlooked. The Likka is pure silk fibres that are placed inside the inkwell; this helps regulate the amount of ink that goes onto the Qalam which in turn prevents pools on ink gathering whilst you write. It also helps preserve the ink for longer periods of time without drying up very quickly inside the inkwell. And a very big benefit is that it prevents spills, the fibres hold the ink inside the inkwell so even when it is accidentally knocked over, the ink will not pour out and cause a big mess.
Before using the likka you should boil in water for 10-15 min and then rinse under the tap. this removes and residual gum that may be on the natural fibres. then while it is wet you can place straight into the inkwell and add your ink.
Each packet has more than enough likka for a standard size inkwell (50ml). Extra can be cut off and left to a side.
When adding the ink into the likka pour enough to cover the silk fibres but do not drown it in ink
Our Likka is produced from high quality silk fibres and is prepared by ourselves ensuring the best results.