Prayer rug 

Prayer rug

The Afghan Prayer rug

The Afghan prayer rug is as the title suggestes a rug or sometimes a kilim that is used  to pray upon. Usually asymetrical in shape with a direction the designs usually feature mirabs or niche motifs that symbolise Islamic architecture. Some nomadic prayer rugs can be quite simple featuring a “Head and shoulders” design or a simple V motif indicating the direction usually crowned by a set of rams horns. These rugs are always smaller in size usually no bigger than 1.20 x 0.80m.

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