ANATOLIAN
A Sufi Silk & Silver Rug
Number Size Origin Anatolia
Style Calligraphic Materials Silk & Silver Thread Age Second Half 18th Century
This mysterious rug is a formidable exercise in calligraphy and religious iconography. It is dedicated to 2 Sufi saints, Sayyed Rifai and Sayyed Badawi who passed away in the early Middle Ages. It bears inscriptions from the Throne Verse (Ayat al Korsi) and the 99 Blessed Names of God.
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