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A5827-1 Praying bundle (<i>Ja namaz</i>), embroidered, silk / cotton / silver thread, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1800s. Click to enlarge.

Praying bundle جانماز

Made
This square piece of silk embroidery with metallic thread and polychrome motifs is a fine example of handwoven craftwork from 19th century Persia (Iran). It was used as an accessory for daily prayers by a female Shia devotee and probably made by a master craftsman from the city of Kashan or Qom under the patronage of a family during the Qajar era.

The main body of this multi-coloured embroidery is made of five different pieces: a central panel with four borders sewn together delicately. The …

Summary

Object No.

A5827-1

Object Statement

Praying bundle (Ja namaz), embroidered, silk / cotton / silver thread, Persia (Iran), Qajar era, 1800s

Physical Description

A square piece of handwoven silk embroidery with metallic thread and polychrome motifs. The four borders of the embroidery feature 'floral and foliate' (gol-o barg) motifs accompanied by two gazelles (Ahou). The central panel is also adorned with floral and leaf patterns.

Dimensions

Height

212 mm

Width

212 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This object was produced during the Qajar era (1789-1925).

Cite this Object

Harvard

Praying bundle جانماز 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/184571>

Wikipedia

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