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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1977.145
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Prayer Carpet
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
rug
Date
c. 1800
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Turkey, Lâdik
Culture
Turkish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216465
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Warps: 2 Z spun S plied undyed ivory wool; alternate warps on distinct levels. Weft: 1 ply Z spun buff and undyed brown and dark brown wool; almost all two yarns per shoot. Pile: 2 Z spun S plied wool. Pile colors: dark red, light red, orange, salmon pink, heavily abrashed green/blue-green, green, dark blue, light blue, purple, undyed ivory, and corrosive brown-black. Knots: symmetrical Knots per vertical decimter: 44/43. Knots per horizontal decimeter: 31. Both selvedges replaced: 2 bundles of 2 or 3 warps wrapped in buff weft. Both ends: restored. Woven upside down.
Technique
Woven with pile
Dimensions
195 x 115 cm (76 3/4 x 45 1/4 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. Willoughby H. Stuart, Jr.
Accession Year
1977
Object Number
1977.145
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Rosettes, tulips and leaves, carnations.
Exhibition History

Pride of the Village: Rugs and Kilims of Turkey, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/08/1988 - 10/09/1988

Enter Ye the Garden: Prayer Rugs of Islam, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/26/1989 - 08/20/1989

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