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Image of Sarouk Prayer Rug                                                               3802


Artist Unidentified (Persian)


Sarouk Prayer Rug

Creation Date



late 19th century


77 1/8 in. x 50 1/16 in. (195.82 cm. x 127.16 cm.)

Object Type

textile/natural fiber

Creation Place

Asia, Iran

Medium and Support

blue cotton wefts with magenta colored silk overcasting on cotton foundation

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Susan Dwight Bliss


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Object Description

pale blue field overlaid with a fawn area with tasseled and wreathed borders, and centering a sapphire blue and fawn oblong medallion, the whole woven with a delicate pattern of angular blue tendrils and small lotus; fawn border of shrubs jeweled with rosettes, and indented with a sapphire blue scallop

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