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Hanging or prayer mat of natural plain-weave cotton with design of mihrab (niche) compposed of staggered rows of repeating tree-of-life (boteh) motif; around this is a series of frames with floral vine and boteh motifs; across the bottom is a horizontal band with chevron pattern; predominatly...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Indian (Possibly Burhanpur or Masulipatam ?), 19th century

Object Place

(Possibly Burhanpur or Masulipatam ?), India


90 x 137 cm (35 7/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, painted and printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts