KORAN BOARDS, Northern Nigeria and Ethiopia

 KORAN
Board 9
20" high
$1000

This Koran board has been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

Despite their appearance the Koran boards below were probably made to be sold.

 KORAN
Board 2
14" high
$250

KORAN
Board 6
16" high
$300

KORAN
Board 11
21" high
$400

 

KORAN
Board 10
19.5" high
$400

 KORAN
Board 14
25.5" high
$300

KORAN
Board 17
12.75" high
$250

Photographs © Tim Hamill

HAUSA, Koran Boards, Northern Nigeria

Koran Boards were used throughout Africa; numbers 1-9 are from the Hausa people in Northern Nigeria; numbers 10-19 are from Ethiopia. Texts from the Koran were written over and over on them for educational purposes.

The very devout saved the water used to wash off the words since it contained the Holy Word.

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