Prayer rug

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1900

GUSN

GUSN-174962

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

Descriptive Terms

prayer rugs
wool (textile)
Caucasian (style and culture)
Rug, Prayer

Inscription

"Cabistan / prayer rug" (Paper label in accession file)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P034
FD355

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Ceremonial Artifact

Dimensions

30 12/16 x 3/16 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.457

Places

Probably Caucasus (Asia) [general region]