Artist Rewrites The Entire Quran In Gold On 164 Feet Of Black Silk

33-year-old Azerbaijani painter Tünzale Memmedzade spent 3 years meticulously rewriting the Quran by hand onto sheets of transparent black silk. She took the official version released from the Diyanet, the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs, as her source and used a little more than 3 pints of liquid gold and silver as well as 164 feet of 11.4″ x 13″ sheets of fine silk. The lavish calligraphy reminds us of the incredible tradition of Islamic art and is captivating even if you’re an atheist.

Artist Rewrites the entire Quran in gold on 164 feet of black silk

Artist Rewrites the entire Quran in gold on 164 feet of black silk

Artist Rewrites the entire Quran in gold on 164 feet of black silk

Artist Rewrites the entire Quran in gold on 164 feet of black silk

Artist Rewrites the entire Quran in gold on 164 feet of black silk

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