77218 Vintage Turkish Hereke Koum Kapi Design Silk Prayer Rug with Regal Ottoman Style, Tapestry or Wall Hanging 04’00 x 06’00. This hand-knotted silk vintage Turkish Hereke prayer rug displays a Koum Kapi design and Ottoman Style. Showcasing a directional prayer rug layout with a mihrab ogival niche also referred to as Sultan's head, this silk Hereke is designed to impress. A dense all-over pattern composed of undulating cloudbands, Shah Abbas palmettes, curled tendrils, and floral sprays dance around a single Kufic inscription cartouche on a midnight backdrop. The ogival niche is outlined with a beige band composed of stylized calligraphic script. The matching tree of life motifs blossom from vases while pairs of birds rest among the vines on either side. Eight-petaled blossoms alternate with equally petaled cartouches forming an elaborate display. It is enclosed with inscription cartouche border containing passages from the Quran in a calligraphic script, adding layers of interest and arabesque floral beauty. Inner and outer subsidiary floral guard bands completes the frame while casting a spell-like allure. This silk Hereke prayer rug is a masterpiece of Turkish weaving. With its commitment to tradition and heart full of whimsy, this vintage Turkish Hereke can enliven nearly any opulent period-interior with color and vitality. Well-suited for Arabian, Islamic, Louis XIV, Louis XI, Louis XV, Rococo, Chippendale, Regal, Aubusson, Baroque, Renaissance, Old World, Traditional, European, and Savonnerie inspired interiors with Gobelins or Beauvais style. Whether in a formal setting with elaborate furnishings or in an Ottoman style interior, this silk Islamic Art wall hanging will bring vibrant life where it is displayed. Inspired by Zareh Penyamin. Other spellings: Kum Kapur, Koum Kapi, Kum Kapu, or Kum Kapi. Abrash. Hand-knotted silk on silk. Made in Turkey. Measures: 04'00 x 06'00.