| *Posted by Beate on January 16, 2003 at 02:42:17:
|| *Message was: I have a small carpet, found in Teheran, (65 cm x 90 cm), wool on wool, looking very much like a balouch (coulours, borders), probably 30-50 years old. It has something that looks like a prayer nich, a mosque lamp... and Maria holding Jesus in her arms, both wearing a kind of crown. Two angels are guarding them, one at each side, and there is a "face" (eyes and nose but no mouth) in the lamp. |
As far as I know, islamic art does not allow pictoral representations of the prophets...? Do we find Christian Balouchis? Or could the carpet have been made for selling to Christians? (f.ex. Armenians)
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
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