The holidays are coming soon and beautiful books and prints make great presents!
So, the Kyoudai Press has decided to issue two of the black and white photographs from “333 Saints” as special limited editions.
Each photograph has been printed on archival Hahnemuhle Paper by Alexandra herself (and signed and numbered, of course).
Only 6 prints of each of these image are available in this size (8.5 by 11 inch paper size) and as part of the special “1 print + 1 book” set.
You can see the two chosen print below.
You can purchase the set through the Kyoudai Press bookstore.
In Koranic school—the most elementary level in the traditional pedagogy—students learn to write and read the Arabic alphabet by memorizing and copying passages of the Koran onto wooden slates. Once the text is learned, the words are washed off with water and replaced by the next lesson.
The Ziyarat, or devotions at the tombs of the ancestors and the 333 saints of Timbuktu, is a tradition influenced by Sufism. Many of the holy shrines to the city’s saints, like the one in this photograph, are UNESCO world heritage sites. In 2012, the militant Islamist groups that took over the city destroyed these shrines, calling the practice of the Ziyarat un-Islamic.