Ingenious rihals (wooden book stands) from Uzbekistan

These rihals (wooden book stands traditionally used for the Quran) are beautiful works of art, carved from a single piece of wood without nails or glue! The first model can be manipulated into eight positions, the second into four.

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+18 1. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

It doesn't matter where, or who, or what politics or religion there is, great engineering will always be great engineering. This piece made me smile in admiration of the design :)
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+10 2. cameramaster commented 5 years ago

I would LOVE to see a video of those actually being made!
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+6 3. challenger451 commented 5 years ago

I agree with camermaster
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+6 4. Judge-Jake commented 5 years ago

A book stand that is more interesting than the book (i)
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+3 5. Burimi commented 5 years ago

Thank you Thundersnow for posting this video.
Very interesting.
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+3 6. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

I agree with #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 <3
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+2 7. snotraddict commented 5 years ago

Hope he comes with the stand, I'd never remember all of those!