Posted by Irwin Kirsch on December 03, 1998 at 17:12:15:
In Reply to: Re: Is This A Prayer Rug? posted by Steve Price on December 03, 1998 at 14:05:08:
If we categorize rugs as secular vs. "prayer DESIGNED" rugs (whether the rug is used for prayer or not), my contention is that this rug is secular in design and I question it being included in a book of Prayer Designed Rugs. While there is semblence of an arch, this motiff is common in Karagashli rugs which are secular. Many have more than one bracket in the rug as I cited above. If a weaver of a Kuba Perpedil rug inverted one or more of the rams horns to form an "arch" would
we consider this a "prayer designed" rug? I don't think so.
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