Here's a truly sacred antique Turkish rug with prayer art that has been lovingly worn. It has a directional design with the Mihrab woven in, that's the arch-shaped design at the top of the rug, which would be pointed to the mosque closest to Mecca.
It is inspired with a near fuchsia-red ground, with floral motifs in cornflower blue, midnight blue, and wheat beige. Two Spandrel-like corners with a midnight blue ground and foliage motifs pull the eye to one direction, toward Mecca. The border in golden beige at the top of the mihrab design has an old Arabic prayer in dark brown, "La ilaha illallah", which is a declaration of faith meaning there is no God but Allah.
Typically this type of prayer rug design is found in a 3x5 size, but this large prayer rug is unique in size. There is some loss of wool that will be patched before it leaves for its next home. This beautiful antique rug has a spiritual essence that any devotee would cherish for life.
:: Please consider a rug pad for this old beauty, to keep it protected and wiggle free. Click below if you want to add one at BPR and we will custom cut it to size:
Extra Large Rug Pad
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