A Baluch Prayer Rug in Use



A staged photo with a mendicant boy, who seeks alms, praying on a Baluch prayer rug. The very idea that boy of this social stature would be accustomed to using such an opulent textile as the one upon which he kneels is patently absurd. The photo appears in "From Timbuktu to Tibet" by Jon Thompson with no mention of the staging of the photo but only noting the early date of a photo depicting a prayer rug in use.