One of the pillars of the Islamic faith is the offering of prayer to God five times a day; dawn, high noon, afternoon, sunset, and after dark. The form of the prayer includes kneeling and prostrating, during which time the prayer is recited. Prayer rugs were introduced as clean surface matting for offering the prayers. The rugs have a one-way pattern and often incorporate lamps, pillars, and mosques. Virtually every carpet-weaving country makes...more
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