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Borno calligraphy - Creating hand-written Qur'an in northeast Nigeria

Dr. Dmitry Bondarev
Manuskriptkulturen(WiSe 15/16)

This documentary explores the traditional techniques of copying the Qur’an as they survive in modern-day Borno, northeast Nigeria. Filmed in Maiduguri in 2009, it gives a step-by-step insight into the process of creation of a hand-written manuscript. Discussions of format, layout and ink types are followed by the demonstration of how the consonants, vowels and divisional marks are written.

Languages: Kanuri, English

Subtitles: English


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