Manual Pick: Prayer Mat

By Hana Oktavia A.
20th August 2020
In spirit of the Muharram holiday, we shift our attention to the Nusantara-inspired prayer mat from IKAT Indonesia and Morocco-based Lasouk for this instalment of Manual Pick, a series where we highlight items we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.

Just like the mirthful celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, the Islamic holiday of Muharram is always welcomed with warmth by the Muslim brothers and sisters. Marking the first month of the Islamic calendar, the sacred holiday of Muharram is ever honoured with traditions like gatherings and reflective prayings. 

In the same spirit of the celebration, we call to mind our cherished finding for this instalment of Manual Pick: the finely-crafted suede prayer mat by local fashion label IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana in collaboration with Lasouk, a Marrakesh-based label focusing on premium prayer rugs.

The collection was driven by the appreciation for Indonesia’s natural and cultural heritage, as seen from the clear-cut ikat pattern. While this ethnic design is internationally praised, the hand-weaving process is only part of what makes it special. Beyond that, the motifs constitute intertwining asymmetrical shapes that symbolise our aphorism “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.”

Available in three different colours, each one blushes with warm, natural hues that spoil the eyes; the light blue Ghalia charms with scatters of orange and brown, while the terracotta-tinted Andjani boasts flashes of earthy tones, and Shabi reflects shades of red and blue reminiscent of a sunset.

Whether you’d rather keep this one at home or carry it during the daily grind, the beauty and practicality of this luxe prayer mat makes the case for one-of-a-kind investment that speaks for itself.


Prayer Mat by IKAT Indonesia x Lasouk — IDR 529,000 — IKAT Indonesia Website