Prayer rug

18th century


131 x 183 cm (51 9/16 x 72 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.83 x 1.31

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, Cotton and silk

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp, white wool: weft, white cotton: pile, colored wools and white cotton. The ground of the prayer niche is greenish blue, around the edge are small oblique white flowers. The ground of the main border is white, with a design of fruit and leaves arranged in squares. The colors are three shades of blue, red yellow, black and brown. The sides are overcast with blue wool. The ends are finished with a blue silk fringe.


Purchased by the donor of D. G. Kelekian

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection