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Prayer rug

2006.44.457 (RS9884)

Description

Woven wool prayer rug with center panel of mult-colored tarantulas with small rosettes scattered between them. The mihrab (prayer arch) is flanked by two combs. The border consists of various rosettes of different colors. The edges are bound in olive green. It has a very short pile.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1900
Inscriptions
"Cabistan / prayer rug" (Paper label in accession file)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
wool (textile)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Places
Probably Caucasus (Asia) [general region]
Descriptive terms
Caucasian (style and culture)
prayer rugs
Rug, Prayer
wool (textile)
Dimensions
30 12/16 x 3/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.457
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
174962

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