Hanging or prayer mat

Persian
19th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

136 x 91 cm (53 9/16 x 35 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.36 x .91 m

Accession Number

59.976

Medium or Technique

Printed and painted cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts