Medium : Leather sheets
Dimensions : Length 9inches Breadth 11.5inches Weight 102g per sheet
Museum Location : Monson Edition
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Samarkand Kufic The Holy Quran is a rare piece belonging to the period 568 – 645 AD. Manuscript written in the Kufic script – short vertical and elongated horizontal strokes, written in landscape, wide format on parchment leaves. The calligraphic style Kufic on goat skin had the skin first cleaned of any hair or flesh and stretched onto a hard surface, then the parchment maker scraped the surface with a curved knife, wetting the skin and drying it in rotation several times to bring the parchment to an ideal thickness and tightness. Parts were written down and this shows that it has withstood ages due to its originality and epitome of human creativity blended with absolute divinity to accomplish this extraordinary 1000 sheets of The Holy Quran.