Description & Technical information

This felt prayer hanging is decorated with appliqued felt wool flowers and baskets, secured with blanket stitch and embellished with couched silk details. The central motif is a vase of flowers under a mihrab set against a red velvet ground, surrounded by a border with vases and flowers framed by stylised scrollwork. A very similar Banjaluka prayer hanging is in The Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA. Click here for a link to The Philadelphia textile webpage.

Date:  18th century
Period:  18th century, 1600-1750, 1750-1850
Origin:  Western Ottoman Empire
Medium: Silk
Dimensions: 179 x 116.5 cm (70¹/₂ x 45⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art, Textiles