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Prayer rug

late 18th or early 19th century


Overall: 186.1 x 114.9 cm (73 1/4 x 45 1/4 in.)

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp: cream colored wool. Weft: cream colored wool. Knots: wool, Ghiordes type 32 to dm. horizontally; 45-50 to dm. vertically. Design: prayer niche with reddish orange field, on which is geometric tree; field above prayer niche field, blue with geometric figures in red, light blue, etc., field below prayer niche red with row of angular tulips of lilies in light neutral, and bluish green. Main border yellow, with lilies and rosettes, inner border neutral violet, outer border bluish green. Repaired, new outer borders at top and bottom. Red silk fringe sewed on.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Mary B. Longyear, in memory of their mother