Thursday, March 21, 2013

Opposite of a Post Card

In the villages, when a member of the family has made the pilgrimage to Mecca, a painting is often added to the front of the house, sometimes showing the means of transport, but always showing the Kaaba. Rather than taking photos there, they come home and then record it.

4 comments:

Star said...

Very interesting, thank you.

Shayna said...

Where is this painting / whose is it? It is lovely.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

This is on the front of a village house near Abu Sir. I don't know who painted it. Could have been a family member or perhaps they paid someone.

Linda said...

Fascinating.