Hanging or prayer mat
Object Place: Persia
136.3 x 89.2 cm (53 11/16 x 35 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts