Block printed prayer mat

Unknown Maker(s)19th century

Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Rendered in greens, reds, ochre and black on a white ground base, this kalamkari prayer mat in the Iranian ‘qalamkar’ tradition showcases the mihrab, surrounded by stylised tiers of floral designs.


  • Title: Block printed prayer mat
  • Creator: Unknown Maker(s)
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 140 cm, W. 95 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Textile
  • Type: Textiles
  • Medium: Block printed cotton
  • Region: North India
  • Museum No.: TXT.00596
  • Department: Textiles, Craft & Design

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