Azerbaijan International

Spring 2005 (13.1)

Sofi Hamid

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Aftafa (pronounced as af-ta-FAH) and prayer beeds (tasbeh). An aftafa is a water pitcher used for rinsing one's hands and feet before performing prayers (namaz). Here, it symbolizes purity and cleanliness and refreshing of the body and spirit.
Photo: Farid Ashfaroghlu

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