This Afghan Bishiri Pile Prayer Rug was finely hand woven using fine sheep wool and came from the tribe of Bishiri.
The rug is asymmetrical, and meant to be used during prayer.
One side of the rug has yellow and white symbols representing mihrab.
A person engaged in prayer places their hands on the yellow and white mihrab symbols.
The converging black line between the mihrab symbols also creates a larger mihrab symbol. The black lines of the top of this larger mihrab changes directions until all four directions have been faced. The person engaged in prayer is mean to place their head on this symbol whilst praying for direction and blessing to life and/or peace.
The colors of red, black, yellow, and white represent exotic energy, love, clarity, and purity.