Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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kilim
  • Turkey
  • kilim, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Kirsehir, Turkey
  • weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 139.7 x 102.23 cm
    Object Height/Width: 55 x 40 1/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0810
Description

Prayer rug (Kir Shehr) with three medallions in the spandrel (where the worshipper put his head and hands). There is a square shape with a pointed top below the medallions. There are two borders on all four sides. The innermost border is wider and has two alternating geometric motifs. The outermost border has geometric motifs that resemble "H" shapes with rounded sides.