Prayer rug used by Imam Derrick Amin

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Imam Amin, Derrick, American
Date
1970s
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
yarn, thread, and cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27 × 48 3/4 × 3/16 in. (68.6 × 123.8 × 0.5 cm)
Description
This is a rectangular rug woven with burnt sienna, brown, and tan threads in a consistent geometric pattern. The central geometric design includes larger sections of tan framing a looser, open pattern of oblong shapes framed by a thick border of a tighter, square dominated geometric pattern which downplays the tan background and brings the burnt sienna to the forefront. Tan fringe edges the short sides of the rug.
Place used
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Textiles
Religious and Sacred Objects
Type
prayer rugs
Topic
Religion
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Imam Derrick Amin
Object number
2015.117
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e87aedaf-21e4-47df-a58a-627d6c6d81f5