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Hanging or prayer mat

Natural, fine, tabby-woven cotton ground, painted with polychrome ornament. Shows a mihrab surmounted by onion-shaped finials. Center, dark red, shows all-over pattern of palmettes. Concentric bands of elaborate floral ornament surround this; at base, wide band showing polylobed compartments...

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Gift of High School Scholarship Classes of Fine Arts

Persian, 19th century

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Painted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts