Here is a pretty cool item my son and I picked up about a month or so back while making our regular rounds at some of our favorite antique shops. Thought Iíd share it with everyone but wasnít quite sure where to post it, so here it is! My kid spotted this Operation Iraqi Freedom prayer rug while we were snooping around one of his favorite shops. We hadnít seen one of these before and didnít really know what it was, at first sight, but figured it out quick enough and the resident expert at the shop, who we find to be quite reputable, filled us in on all the details.
The price was right so we snatched it up. Iíve surfed all over the internet, and although I have found hundreds upon hundreds of prayer rugs, Iíve not come across a single one that depicts, like this rug does, so well. The rug measures 27 x 40 inches w/o the fring.
From what I have learned, you canít just go out and buy one of these prayer rugs, they are all hand made, by local merchants who are very reluctant to sell them to soldiers.
Russ & Son