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Ottoman Empire Composite Prayer Cloth Panel, 19th C.

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Ottoman Empire Composite Prayer Cloth Panel, 19th C.
Composite panel of antique Ottoman embroideries, made into a rectangular shaped womanís prayer cloth indicating qibla, the direction of prayer. Made in the Ottoman city of Salonika or Kavala. The basic fabrics are different plain weaves, embroidered with silk and silver wrapped threads, crocheted together. Two patches with a kind of floral needle weaving. Bordered with a green ribbon and later lining. Condition: stained and flawed areas, missing threads, faded. Dimension: 159.5 cm x 98 cm.


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