Prayer rug

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-24794

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

Descriptive Terms

prayer rugs
hemp (fiber)
wool (textile)
religions (concept)
Wool
Hemp
Religion
RUG, PRAYER

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

50 x 39.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.400