textile; prayer mat; Namazlik

Prayer mat ('Namazlik') in the form of a rectangular felt with rounded corners. The textile consist of a cream ground with linear red and black decoration on one side. The pattern resembles the outlines of 4 lambskins, laid on top of each other. 3 "S" shaped motifs are situated at either end, and in the centre of the pattern. The "S" motifs (Kamcha motifs) are probably intended to ward off the evil eye.

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