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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.
"1/3 prayer rug" (handwritten on tape with red pen)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
2/16 x 47 4/16 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation