Photo 72 – UBB-HAA-277

A Fur man is washing ink used to write Koranic verses off his writing board (Arabic and Fur: “loh”). The magic significance of the written Islamic text is exemplified in the belief that drinking this water has a healing effect.

Amballa, Western Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1965

Photo 72 - UBB-HAA-00277

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