Hanging or prayer mat

Indian (Possibly Burhanpur or Masulipatam ?)
19th century

Object Place: (Possibly Burhanpur or Masulipatam ?), India


90 x 137 cm (35 7/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted and printed

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hanging or prayer mat of natural plain-weave cotton with design of mihrab (niche) compposed of staggered rows of repeating tree-of-life (boteh) motif; around this is a series of frames with floral vine and boteh motifs; across the bottom is a horizontal band with chevron pattern; predominatly blue, red and tan on a white cotton ground; lined.


The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection