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Prayer rug

Central Asian (Kazak)
1960s?


Accession Number

2018.3767

Medium or Technique

wool; knotted pile

Not On View

Classifications

Textiles

Prayer rug with large blue niche (mihrab) in center field on red pile ground with outer border in geometric pattern. Tag reads: (SA-3-910)

Provenance

Between about 1962 and 1989, acquired by Emanuel Balkin and Lorraine Balkin (b. 1930 - d. 2017) for Décor International, Boston; 2018, gift of Emanuel Balkin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: Emanuel and Lorraine Balkin founded and operated the gallery Décor International from 1962 until 1989.

Credit Line

Gift of Emanuel Balkin