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Jaa-namaz (Prayer Carpet)

UnknownEarly 19th century

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi

The term ‘Jaa-namaz’ refers to the prayer carpet used by Muslims while praying to Allah (The Almighty God). This ‘Jaa-namaz’ piece is made in the kalamkari technique and has delicate floral designs. This is characteristic of Masulipatnam style of work of 19th century. The arched gate of the mosque has been replicated very prominently in this Jaa-namaz. Small panel illustrating the inscription in Arabic is on the top of the gate.

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  • Title: Jaa-namaz (Prayer Carpet)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: Early 19th century
  • Location: Masulipatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Physical Dimensions: L: 135.5; W: 94.5 (with lining) cm
  • Original Language: Arabic
  • Medium: Cotton
  • Technique: Block Printing
  • Script: Naskh
  • Accession Number: 60.32O

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