How an exhibition of prayer rugs aims to stand up against Trump's travel ban

By Anna Furman

Artists, including Ai Weiwei, have designed 36 rugs that symbolize the importance of migration, stating that ‘borders themselves are a fiction'

In a sun-dappled chapel perched atop San Francisco's decommissioned military base Fort Mason, the well-trodden wood floors are lined with prayer rugs. Shoeless visitors can traipse across, kneel or lay on the four-by-six wool rugs, which are kaleidoscopic in color, and neither spartan nor sumptuous in texture.

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