Wearable Mosques for Muslim Faithful


| 10/31/2007 5:16:33 PM


Tags: Survival Mosque, Wearable Prayer Kit, Azra Akšamija,

Muslims living in the United States may be able to practice their faith more freely using the Survival Mosque, a portable, wearable prayer kit. The Survival Mosque sports an “American-flag façade that communicates patriotism, gas-mask, nose filters and an umbrella that surveys one’s back.” It even plays a speech by George Bush calling for tolerance. The artist behind the work is Azra Akšamija, who also designed a Frontier Vest that can be used as either a Jewish prayer shawl or an Islamic prayer rug. We Make Money Not Art sat down with Akšamija to talk about humor, wearable architecture, and Islamic cultural identity. —Brendan Mackie