Prayer Mat composed of various possibly pashmina shawl wool cloth.
The prayer niche mihrab has been created with crimson.
The main field has vines with a variety of flower blooms(at least 8) including pomegranate. Ribbons decorate the vine at regular intervals.
Estimated to be from the early 1800s (or prior).
Quilted, backed with kalamkari cotton.
The back is bordered in sky blue silk
38 x 27in. (96.6 x 68.6cm.)
Acquired from Christie's London.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.