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At a special Saudi Arabia Government factory in Mecca, over 100 craftsmen weave the more than 2500 feet of material required on handlooms and embroider it with verses from the Koran in magnificent calligraphy. Kenya's renowned photojournalist Mohamed Amin portrays these crowning moments in the life of men, rich and poor, from places as far apart as Malaysia and Mali, Nigeria and Japan, Indonesia and Iraq.
He was among the first to be given permission to photograph sections of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.

Details

  • Title: Craftsmen
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1979
  • Location Created: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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