Prayer Arch Composite
Prayer arch hanging (Qibleh) made of fragments of embroideries of older textiles. This practice provided not just practical use for deteriorating textiles, it also gave shamanistic value to the work of ancestors.
Circa: composed in late 19th c. from fragments of older vintage
Origin: Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Material: silk and metallic thread embroidery on cotton and linen
Condition: very good
Dimensions: 18" x 37"
Inventory number: TX3270