Mosque invaded by armaments

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Another example of a Mosque – this time the design of the architecture is a little less coherent than other examples – and while the Mosque is not framed by major items of equipment (like helicopters – presumably Soviet) in such an eloquent manner as the rug below, arms of various kinds surround and invade the space of the building. War rugs such as these seem to show the everyday reality of a society where the evidence of militarisation invades every corner of experience, and therefore war, religion, and daily life become inextricably linked.

This is the end panel of a runner. I will post other details of this rug in due course.

P.S. I’m afraid that until we sort out spam blocking and security on this server comments will have to be sent by email, at which point I can insert them into the posts…

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