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Hajj Paintings

Folk Art of the Great Pilgrimage

Hajj Paintings( )
Text by: Neal, Avon
Photographer: Parker, Ann
Publication Date:Sep 1995
Publisher:Smithsonian Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $55.00
Book Description:

"Since the seventh century, the Hajj, or Great Pilgrimage to Mecca, has been a lifelong goal of devout Muslims throughout the world. Entire households may save for years to send a respected family member to Mecca. Egyptian Hajjis (or Hajjas, if female) traditionally celebrate their sacred journey by commissioning a local artist to depict their religious odyssey on the walls of their homes. Hajj Paintings is the first visual record of the richness and variety of this naive art form,...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Design / Decorative Arts
Religion / General
Art / History / Ancient & Classical
Book Weight:3.392 Pounds

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