The mural was created in 1971, at the end of Abed Abdi’s studies at Dresden Academy of Arts in Germany, under supervision of Prof. Gerhard Bondzin. In return for this project, Abed Abdi was given an additional 3-month scholarship from the Dresden Academy of Arts.
The sgraffito mural is made of soft mud flanks on a wall on the ground floor of the college, and it is in a good position to date.
Sgraffito (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) is a technique either of wall decor, produced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colours to a moistened surface, or in pottery, by applying to an unfired ceramic body two successive layers of contrasting slip or glaze, and then in either case scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer.
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