Palimpore Printed Prayer Textile
Palimpore Printed Prayer Textile, India, 19th century, the ivory mihrab with a large light red and gold cypress tree emerging from a scalloped mound flanked by confronting peacocks and several stylized beasts with an allover meandering vine and radial blossom pattern, tiered side panels inset with similar design elements and within larger chevron-patterned side borders, the top and bottom end panels inset with a reciprocal pointed ovoid floral design, small inscription at top center, 6 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 7 in.
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