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    The art of Hajj / Venetia Porter.
    by Porter, Venetia.
    Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.
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    British Museum.
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    9781566568845 (pbk./rebound)
    1566568846 (pbk./rebound)
    Bib #: 
    853872
    Description: 
    96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 19 cm.
    Edition: 
    1st American ed.
    Contents: 
    Mecca: centre of the world -- The journey -- Mecca: the blessed city -- Ritual and prayer -- Textiles for Mecca and Medina -- Medina: city of the Prophet -- The homecoming.
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    Published as a companion to the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam, held at the British Museum, 26 January to 15 April 2012.
    Summary: 
    The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
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