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THE HOLY QURAN – ON UNIQUE MEDIUM

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Dimensions         :   Length 10inches Breadth 6.5inches Weight 1.4kg

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Museum Location            :   Monson Edition

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A cream or tan colour produced from tea is very popular.  Seasoned reed is the main writing instrument used here. The palette in calligraphy is black, produced with lamp black ink, soot – the main ingredient of lamp black ink is obtained by burning substances such as linseed oil.  Gum Arabic is added to bind the carbon particles to the paper. This ink never fades.

Here every chapter is separated using a rectangular band with a design at one end of the band with the important verses written on these bands.  The essence of seasoning reed is one of the rarest, used during those times and oozing of this is prevalent in most of the sheets, thereby preventing damage to print. Book forms after the scrolls, is culminated and this is a rare phenomenon.