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Rare silk Koran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

One of the only Korans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan, a feat its creators hope will help preserve the country s centuries-old tradition of calligraphy. Each of the Islamic holy book s 610 pages was produced by hand in a painstaking process that took a team of 38 calligraphers and artists specialising in miniatures nearly two years to finish. Bound in goat leather and weighing 8.6 kilograms (19 pounds), the Koran was produced by Afghan artisans, many of them trained at Brit

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