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  • Place of origin:

    Turkey (made)

  • Date:

    1800s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H W Rawlinson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tapestry panel woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp. The design is that of a prayer mat or rug with a mirhab at one end. The central field and middle border have silver grounds, the outer border a red silk ground, and the inner border a green one. On the two outer borders there are flowers alternating with a silver petalled mofif, and on the inner border there are silver scrolls. In the centre a lamp hangs from the mirhab and this is flanked by two cypress trees in silver outlined in green. There is a bunch of flowers in each of the lower corners. The panel is very finely woven, with 26-30 warp threads to the inch though the green, purple and mauves are characteristically aniline dyes.

Place of Origin

Turkey (made)


1800s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven in coloured silks and silver thread on a cotton warp


Height: 43 in, Width: 31.5 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1960/2521

Descriptive line

Tapestry panel, Turkish, 1800s


Silk; Cotton (textile); Silver thread



Subjects depicted

Lamp; Cypress trees; Scrolls; Mirhab; Flowers




Middle East Section

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