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Image of Sarouk Prayer Rug 3800


Artist Unidentified (Persian)


Sarouk Prayer Rug

Creation Date



late 19th century


82 1/8 in. x 52 1/16 in. (208.6 cm x 132.24 cm)

Object Type

textile/natural fiber

Creation Place

Asia, Iran

Medium and Support

blue cotton wefts on cotton foundation

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss


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Object Description

fawn field with cusped arch beneath sapphire blue floral spandrels, the field woven with a slender flowering tree and symmetrical branches upon which are perched six pairs of birds, upon the ground are white water buffalo attacked by lions; greenish blue border of birds, and leaf-shaped plaquettes alternating with floral plants

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