Photo 71 – UBB-HAA-275

Two Fur men are writing on their wooden boards (Arabic and Fur: “loh”) holy verses from the Koran. When they have filled the board with writings the ink (Fur: “dawai”, Arabic: “hibr”) is washed off and poured into the pots. The holy water is believed to a have a curing effect on sick people.

Amballa, Western Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1965

Photo 71 - UBB-HAA-00275

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