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A prayer niche (Arabic: mihrab) can be found in every mosque around the world as it shows believers the direction of prayer, namely the direction of Mecca. Prayer niches (Arabic pl.: maharib) are as diverse as the cultures and religious communities in Islam. All have a common basic form. The unity in the diversity of Muslims is exemplified by two prayer niches in presentday Turkey and in present-day Iran.

The exercise consists of four parts.

Total of 110 minutes

Three persons or more

Shape Analysis
Drawing, Cutting and Placing Ornaments
Calligraphic Writing

Diversity
Self-Confidence
Interculture

Material for working online

for part 1

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Picture credits

Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Johannes Kramer