Ottoman Prayer Carpet, late C., one of the earliest examples of a rare group featuring a prayer niche, or mihrab; with triple arched columns on an undecorated field. Bursa or Istanbul. Turkey Pile weave, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation.
OLD ESFAHAN. 243 x cm. A light blue melange ground with a polychrome medallion, corner ornaments, cloud bands, palmette and flower festoons. A red main border with a palmette and flower vine. The lower end has an inscription.