Emery Walker’s Islamic collection in London: A miniature Qur’an, the size of a postage stamp

Emery Walker's Islamic collection in London: A miniature Qur’an, the size of a postage stampObjects, jewellery and art collected worldwide by the antiquarian and photographer on display for first time

[…] Once Choudhery started looking she found Islamic pieces in every room, including a very tatty camel saddle, and a copy of the Qur’an the size of a postage stamp sent by Walker to his daughter who wanted to learn Arabic. The Qur’ans were actually printed by a Scottish man, David Bryce, who specialised in miniature books. They were mass-produced for Muslim soldiers during the first world war, supplied in metal cases with a ring so they could be hung on a chain.

Source: Emery Walker’s Islamic collection opens to public in London | The Guardian

 

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