From Persian قلمدان (qalamdân), from قلم (qalam, “pen”) + ـدان (-dân, “container”).
qalamdan (plural qalamdans) A Persian box or case for storing a pen. 1985, Stuart Cary Welch, India: Art and Culture, 1300-1900 (page 139) Like other qalamdans made for discerning and affluent penmen, this one is inscribed with its maker's name and the date of its execution as well as a virtual anthology of appropriate Arabic and Persian verses.
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