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Prayer rug

1985.400 (RS118706)

Description

Rectangular form w/ two fringed ends. Cream colored border w/ brown, red and blue geometric devices, primarily cartouche-like medallions and hat shapes. Enclosed by thin "barber-pole" line borders. Center area is assymetrical w/ a deep blue ground w/ saw-tooth diamond border defining the prayer area, or arrow-like device which encloses various geometric devices. Ground w/ random overall small devices, primarily images like Greek crosses and Gulled devices.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
hemp (fiber)
wool (textile)
Object type
Ceremonial Artifact
Descriptive terms
Hemp
Possibly hemp (fiber)
prayer rugs
Religion
religions (concept)
RUG, PRAYER
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
50 x 39.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.400
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24794

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