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Prayer mat

Pieced prayer mat (?). Center: a rectangualr area of dense red silk embroidery having floral and geometric motives highlighted in orange, black and blue silk yarns; possibly Bulgaria or Macedonia. Above this is a rectangular prayer nitch having floral and geometric motives in polychrome islk...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Balkan and Greek(?), 18th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts