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Afghan calligraphers design Quran using gold and silk dust

On the holy month of Ramadan, the Fairuzko Institute in the Afghan capital of Kabul is displaying a Quran designed by Afghan calligraphers in two years, using gold and silk dust. 

 

On the holy month of Ramadan, the Fairuzko Institute in the Afghan capital of Kabul is displaying a Quran designed by Afghan calligraphers in two years, using gold and silk dust. 

Project supervisor Calligrapher Muhammad Tamim Sahibzadeh said that the project was very difficult yet enjoyable at the same time.

He pointed out that the preparation of the decoration works on the pages of the unique Quran took about a week, and that the verses of the holy book were written in al-Nasakh Font.

The Holy Quran weighs 8.6 kg, consists of 610 pages, and contains inscriptions dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

Over 39 calligraphers participated in the design of this special Quran, which includes 305 meters of silk.

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