Qudad reinventing a tradition

The conservation team of one of the most important monuments in Yemen, the 16th century ?Amiriya Madrasa in Rada, chose to revive the practice of mixing and applying qudad since it covers most of the surface of the building. In doing so, they not only used the same techniques as originally used in t...

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Main Author: Al-Radi, Selma M. S.
Corporate Authors: Anonymous Productions, Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Other Authors: Borelli, Caterina
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Watertown, MA Documentary Educational Resources 2003, c2003
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The conservation team of one of the most important monuments in Yemen, the 16th century ?Amiriya Madrasa in Rada, chose to revive the practice of mixing and applying qudad since it covers most of the surface of the building. In doing so, they not only used the same techniques as originally used in the construction, but also trained a new generation of masons. This film portrays the qudad work at the Àmiriya as narrated by the workers themselves
Item Description:Dates vary on container & disc label (2004, 2005). - History of the building and its preservation published in the book: The 'Amiriya in Rada by Selma al-Radi. Oxford University Press, 1997
Physical Description:1 streaming video (ca. 58 min.)