Prayer Mat

This janamaz (Persian/Urdu: prayer mat) is a fine example of a zari-woven silk textile. The central motif appears to be a stylised, almost minimalistic, version of a mihrab with minarets on the side, surrounded by a geometric border. Prayer mats of this fine quality would have most likely been used by the upper classes or by royalty.

Indigenous Name
Janamaz
Date/Period
19th-20th century
Region
Hyderabad, India
Dimension
Gross Measurement: 93.0 x 69.3 cm
Accession No.
2016-00338
Material
Silk, metal thread
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles