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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.141
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Prayer Carpet
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Turkey, Gördes
Culture
Turkish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/214702
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Warps: 2 S plied Z spun undyed ivory wool; alternate warps slightly depressed; pronounced lazy lines. Weft: 1 Z spun strand in light red and brown; 2 yarns per shoot, with alternating green and brown yarns, some single yarn shots. Pile: 2 S plied Z spun wool; cotton. Pile colors (wool): light green, light blue, white wool, purply-red, maroon red, brick red, pink, medium blue, dark blue, olive green, pale ecru (possibly faded from?) yellow. White pile is cotton. Knots per vertical decimeter: 49. Knots per horizontal decimeter: 37/38. Woven upside down.
Technique
Woven with pile
Dimensions
185 x 135 cm (72 13/16 x 53 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Elizabeth Gowing, Harborne W. Stuart, Peggy Coolidge, and the Estate of W.I. Stuart In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Willioughby H. Stuart, Jr.
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.141
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Prayer carpet with dark blue niche; all four borders taken from Kirsehir forms. Elmaleh border with three flowers on a spray. Upper panel with sprays of flowers, lower panel is typical Gordes with S-like forms possibly related to cloudbands.

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