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Turkish prayer rug

A rectangular, symmetrically knotted prayer rug with a fringe at each end, in as-new condition. The central field features a mihrab, or niche, on a dark red ground. The mihrab contains rows of mulit-coloured star-shaped ornaments and 's' motifs, with two pairs of opposing blue 'muska' (triangular shaped amulets) divided by blue 'ram's horn' bars. The mihrab is outlined in green with a 'laleh-abrassi' border with 'latch hooks' in ivory surrounding it.

The main border consists of a blue zig-zag and ram's horn design on a brown ground bordered with red guard stripes. The two guard borders, one yellow/camel ground, one ivory, feature a multi-connecting triangle and 'ram's horn' design in red, blue, yellow and green.
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