…when your world is dominated by war?
In my experience of war rugs those with the structure of prayer rugs (that is, with their pictorial structure/prayer orientation determined by a mehrab) are the least common category. This is not to say that any war rug may also be used in prayer – and the evidence of observers like the Australian artist George Gittoes supports this argument – however the particularity of a war rug made to be used in prayer is distinctive.
And the detail suggests B52s in the sky above.
See also the following image (discussed further in this post) – which is both prayer rug and cityscape, with UN planes in the sky.
I’d appreciate seeing other prayer rugs in contributors’ collections to add to our knowledge of this subcategory.