Hanging or prayer mat
Object Place: Persia
136 x 91 cm (53 9/16 x 35 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.36 x .91 m
Medium or Technique
Printed and painted cotton
Not On View
Fine, natural cotton tabby-woven ground, painted with polychrome ornament. Field shows a mihrab, with lobed arch, sparsely filled with rose sprigs on lavender-rose ground. Spandrils of arch and wide outer border show all-over pattern of small flowering stalks. Guard bands show floral vines. Lined with gray and white printed cotton, bordered with blue tabby-woven cotton. Light blue paint stain lower right of field.
Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts