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Minaret Copying 1542

Brand: Grafo

Made in: Czechoslovakia

Minarets (Turkish: minare, from Arabic manara (lighthouse)usually are distinctive architectural features of Islamic mosques- generally tall spires with onion-shaped or conical crowns, usually either free standing or taller than any associated support structure; the basic form includes a base, shaft, and gallery. Styles vary regionally and by period. They provide a visual focal point and are used for the call to prayer (adhan).

About Grafo

The Grafo company, which began in 1920, was based in the Czechoslovakian town of Budwies. Another well-known Czech pencil manufacturer, Hardtmuth, opened a factory there some sixty years earlier.