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Prayer rug

2006.44.520 (RS12597)

Description

Prayer rug with mihrab arch. Center panel has nine rows of stylized tulips which alternate six in a row then five. At the base of the arch there is a row of three, then two, then one tulip at the point of the arch. The tulips are a variety of colors. The inner most border is of maroon spearheads on a blue field. The next border out and the outermost border are multi-colored crosses alternating with Xs on the blue field. The middle border has triangular shapes going up the sides and changes to star shapes on the ends on a red field. The edges are bound in a white-gray color.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"1/3 prayer rug" (handwritten on tape with red pen)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
prayer rugs
Rug, Prayer
wool (textile)
Dimensions
2/16 x 47 4/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.520
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
197906

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