Ottoman Prayer Carpet, late C., one of the earliest examples of a rare group featuring a prayer niche, or mihrab; with triple arched columns on an undecorated field. Bursa or Istanbul. Turkey Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation.
Prayer Rug with Triple Arch Design Object Name:Carpet Date:probably late century Geography:Turkey, Central Anatolia, Konya Medium:Wool (warp, weft, and pile); symmetrically knotted pile Dimensions:L. 56 in.
Kirshehir Prayer Rug, West Anatolia, third quarter 19th century, the mint green field within a light red field under a stepped mihrab, cross panel with polychrome double arrowhead design at top, all within a gold "shobokli" border, several highly stylized geometric and floral minor borders, 5 ft. 8 in. x 4 ft. 3 in.