This silk rug was handwoven during the second quarter of the 20th century in the Turkish city of Kayseri.
It features a double niche mihrab with four columns, two hanging lanterns, and four potted plants. It has a very architectural feel as though looking into a mosque. The arches atop the columns have intricate foliage like that which would grow on the side of a building. The blood-red ground is very striking and pops against the soft and subtle tones of green, yellow, pink, blue, and beige.
In very good condition, with a very light stain (as pictured)
Condition: Very good; stain on the upper left side.
There is a sleeve on the back that holds a metal pole inside which is coming undone on the lower right-hand side. There is also a tag with several staples in the upper left corner and wear at that edge.