Prayer Rug and Blessed Beads

Artwork

Identifier:
2004.007.1a-b
Artist:
Kuwaiti Artisan
Medium:
Synthetic Fabric, Silver and Ceramic
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48 in Width: 25 in
Description:
A black, white and red prayer rug displaying a embroidered geometric pattern and silver beads
Historical Context:
A prayer rug is used during the times of prayer (salah) for Muslims. The designs on the rug are reflected of the town that it was manufactured in. When praying, a niche at the top of the mat must be pointed to the Islamic center for prayer, Mecca.
Credit:
Gift of Mike Seeber
Current Location:
GVSU ➜ Allendale Campus ➜ Mackinac Hall ➜ Building D (MAK) ➜ 1st Floor - Building D (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 1st fl., History Department D-1-160, Lobby