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Iraqi "Prayer Rugs", جانماز, سجادة for the US Army






I have a few of these I picked up and at first they appear to be the exact size of a typical prayer rug, and a immediate eye catcher. The ones I have seem to be fashioned to represent different military units that were stationed, and their respective years in service.  On further inspection, they are not really prayer rugs, although they "could" be used. They are interesting keepsakes made in Iraq that were sold to soldiers, and while they are not fine woven wool knits, they are still an obvious blend of culture, and a snapshot of that time period. 

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