Pile Rugs vs. Kilim Used For Prayer

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Posted by Irwin Kirsch on February 02, 1999 at 23:29:21:

In Reply to: Re: More Caucasian Human Figures posted by Marvin Amstey on February 02, 1999 at 07:11:22:

: Dear Irwin,
: Perhaps he can have his cake and eat it too. The rug was sold to a Moslem. On the other hand, I've never been convinced that pile "prayer" rugs were used for prayer unless they were a gift to a mosque, or left there as floor covering for prayer.
: Regards, Marvin

Dear Marvin:

According to a couple of Iranian sources that I have contacted, pile rugs were used extensively for prayer in Iran. In Turkey, kilims were preferred. Obviously, this is not a scientific survey, and perhaps someone would like to shed additional light on this subject.


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