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This prayer kilim, with a muted color palate, is a typical example from Eastern Turkey. The borders are filled with a series of abstract geopmetric motifs, among which the multilayered X's on the top and bottom border are prominent. The pointed arch is outlined on the borrom with a double-hook design and the upper part is decorated in the latchhook motif, both of which are common in this type of kilim.
Delavan Smith, Indianapolis, Indiana; given to the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in 1925.