Vintage embroidered silk prayer cloth, circa 1950, made by the Hazara people of Afghanistan. Small embroidered cloths were  embroidered by wives for their husbands whilst praying in order to protect the prayer stone in Shia tradition. The triangular shapes are typical of Hazara embroidery. The cloth is embroidered on both sides and is in very good condition.

Prayer stone cloth for Muslims in Afghanistan embroidered by the wife for her husband to take to the Mosque for use when they were kneeling and touching their forehead to the ground.

 For Ceremony and Ritual
Local Name : mohr posh 
Place Made : Asia: Central Asia, Afghanistan
People : Hazara
Date :1950 - 1970
Dimensions :L 37 cm x W 30 cm
Materials :80 %Cotton; 20 % silk
Techniques :Plain woven; embroidered

Vintage handwoven cotton & silk embroidered Hazara prayer cloth, circa 1950