When we prepared for our travel trip, I realized there was a need for a little, lightweight, easy-to-carry prayer mat to take away with us.
So I sewed this little foldable rug out of light African cotton.
It’s an easy two-sides-pattern with some seams to fold on and a string to bind together.
On the upper side’s head part I did a little abstract appliqué to mark the Quibla (the prayer direction) and to make clear how to put the mat on the floor. It symbolizes the Kaaba (the holy house) in Mecca and I did it in green, which is called to be colour of Islam, the colour of peace.
Now that we are on our journey, I am really happy to have made that mat, alhamdulillah. It is so light and so little and really easy to put into a handbag. We carry it with us all the time so that we are ready to make the prayers wherever we are.
… Up and away… wishing you a blessed weekend from Europe! Salamou alaikoum.