Melas Prayer Rug, Southwest Anatolia, second half 19th century, the mostly empty, indented red mihrab and ivory spandrels with confronting and reciprocal bracketed palmettes within a wide light beige stylized palmette, rosette, and angular vine main border, within eight-pointed star and rosette minor borders, 5 ft. x 3 ft. 10 in.
reweave at upper left and middle right, approximately one inch rewoven at each end
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