SEMI-ANTIQUE TURKISH SILK HAND KNOTTED RUG, 2' 9'' x 8' 3'': This silk rug has the design of a multiple saph prayer rug (individual panels for each worshiper to kneel and pray on). However, these panels are too small to be the real thing; this is just a decorative piece. Each prayer saph has a different color ground with columns on either side of the mihrab (central field) and a lamp hanging down from the top of the field. The rug has a very soft palette of pale peaches, green, yellow, beige, and ivory.
CONDITION: There is some fading and shading of the rug but generally the rug is in good condition.