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Prayer mat

  • Place of origin:

    Machilipatnam (possibly, made)
    Iran (possibly, made)
    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Mary Kirby

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.335-1964

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small rectangular prayer mat, block printed cotton, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed, prayer niche design with architectural elements at top. Floral borders, undyed central field with buti motifs. Panel with Arabic inscription at top. The edges are bounded with printed cotton, probably from Iran; the piece is backed with cotton, probably European.

Place of Origin

Machilipatnam (possibly, made)
Iran (possibly, made)
Iran (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed

Dimensions

Length: 77.5 cm, Width: 51.5 cm

Historical context note

Intended for use as a prayer mat, to kneel on during prayer.

Descriptive line

Textile, prayer mat, cotton, block printed, resist-dyed and mordant-dyed, Machilipatnam or Iran, probably 19th century

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven; Dyed; Resist dyed; Block printed

Subjects depicted

Prayer; Buta; Niches

Categories

Textiles; Religion; Islam; Parasol Foundation Trust Indian Textiles Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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