The Muharram festival

The Muharram festival

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Caption: The Muharram festival; prayers being held in the imambara. Inscribed on back; 'Mohurrum is a mournful ceremony held by the Mussulmans in commemoration of the death of Hassan and Hossein, the Grandsons of Mohammed. The drawing represents them at prayers'. Watercolour. Originally published in 1807-1809. Illustrated by Sevak Ram.

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Keywords: artwork, celebrating, celebration, celebrations, ceremony and ritual, festival, festivals, hassan, historical, history, hossein, illustration, islam, islamic, prayer, sevak ram, watercolour

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