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Hanging or prayer mat

Persian
19th century


Object Place: Persia

Dimensions

136.3 x 89.2 cm (53 11/16 x 35 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.978

Medium or Technique

Painted cotton

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural, fine, tabby-woven cotton ground, painted with polychrome ornament. Shows a mihrab surmounted by onion-shaped finials. Center, dark red, shows all-over pattern of palmettes. Concentric bands of elaborate floral ornament surround this; at base, wide band showing polylobed compartments alternating with mihrabs, each containing a tree. Lined with gaudy English landscape chintz. Slightly stained and soiled.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts