Hajj, British Museum


Back to the British Museum to see Hajj, the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that Muslims should make to Mecca.  Very interesting – we pretty much lost the concept of pilgrimage in Western Protestantism sometime around the time of Henry VIII, but it is still a seductive one, the idea of a journey, leading to a chance to stand back and look at our life, make amends, rectify what needs correcting, ask forgiveness, get purified.  Probably the equivalent in modern life is the Spa break, or possibly the detox diet.

I had a super time sketching the depictions of holy places on maps, tiles and documents.

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