Very rare summer prayer rug from Persia 19th/20th century.
The object was printed in medium Qalamkar technique, it probably served as a summer prayer rug or wall hanging and thus represents a mihrab (prayer niche indicating the direction to Mecca). The central field shows a mihrab, above and below this are inscription cartouches in front of a floral background; it has age-appropriate signs of use.
The Qalamkar method was typical and popular in this time. With this technique the patterns were printed with wood models! The production of the Qalamkars is therefore based on a combination of fabric pressure and staining reserve.
Dimensions: 276 x 94cm