Excellent example of a découpage Qur’an juz’

[Qur'an Juz']. A large découpé Juz' Qur'an.

[Ottoman/Qajar Persia, no date, but 19th c.].

Small folio (c. 242 x 310 mm). 72 pp. of cut-out Arabic muhaqqaq script, mounted under thin paper to create embossed appearance, with ornamental borders to first 4 pp. using a similar technique. Leaves mounted on stubs. Contemporary calf over boards with fore-edge flap, blindstamped and gilt; decorative roundels with central six-pointed star motif to upper and lower covers as well as flap; inside covers blindstamped to show raised ornamental design.


Excellent example of a découpage Qur'an juz' (one of thirty parts of equal length into which the Qur'an can be divided). The meticulously prepared calligraphic paper cutouts are painstakingly glued onto like-coloured backing paper and the sheet is covered with exceedingly thin, smoothed paper, creating a remarkable, tactile raised effect. The present juz' forms the second (Sayaqul) division of the Qur'an, encompassing large portions of the sura Al-Baqarah ("The Cow").

Spine insignificantly rubbed; some scattered browning and waterstaining throughout; stubs slightly loosened in places. Altogether a very beautiful survival.

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