Hanging or prayer mat

Indian (for the Persian market)
Dated 1820

Object Place: Ispahan, Persia


135 x 87.7 cm (53 1/8 x 34 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted cotton

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Natural, fine, tabby-woven cotton ground, painted with polychrome ornament. Shows a mihrab surmounted by onion-shaped finials and filled with an all-over pattern of floral sprigs. Several concentric bands of elaborate floral ornament surround this; at base, wide band showing floral vine. Lined with floral printed cotton; light blue satin border. Soiled and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts