Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand
Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand

Northern Pakistan Swat Valley Pine Prayer Board on Iron Stand

Ref: S-117-0017

An antique Islamic prayer board of double lobed niche form on an iron display stand. Mainly used by women, these wooden prayer boards are used in the same manner as a Sajjada or prayer mat. At prayer time, they were placed on the floor with the pointed end towards Mecca. After prayer, they are stored against the wall.

View a similar prayer board is in the Powerhouse Museum collection (Australia). 

c. 1880
W 34 D 12 H 58 in.
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