What do you pray for…


…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.

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