Take a look at the different designs of prayer mats below.
Muslim’s will sometimes pray on their own small prayer mat at home or work, but some mosques have a floor of prayer mats.
Look closely at the colours and patterns on the prayer mats. Some prayer mats may show patterns and colours and some may show pictures. These pictures will not be of anything that is living, like an animal or a person.
Use one of the templates below (or create your own) and design your own prayer mat.
Think about these questions when you design your own:
- What shapes would you like to have on your prayer mat?
- How will you create a pattern using these shapes?
- What will you need to draw your shapes? (pencil/ruler)
- Will you include a picture on your prayer mat? (remember prayer mats do not have pictures of anything that is living)