Silken cloths hang from columns in an entry hall of Lalish Temple. Tying knots on cloths is a type of "pass the favor on" custom. A devotee ties a knot to make a wish. Then he opens a knot previously tied by someone else. Release of this knot answers the prayers and wishes of the devotee who tied the knot.
|Photo Location:||Al-Shikhan, Iraq|
|Copyright:||© Marilyn Adelman|