About this artwork
This carpet, generally known as a "Ushak double-ended prayer rug," was derived from the classical prayer carpet. It uses the niche motif, in a repeated version. It is a typical example of the adaptation of a sixteenth-century design element to the tastes of the seventeenth century.
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- Carpet (Ushak double-ended prayer rug)
- Made 1601–1700
- Wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Ghiordes (Turkish) knots"
- 170.6 x 110.8 cm (67 1/8 x 43 5/8 in.)
- Bequest of Russell Tyson