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Prayer rug used by Imam Derrick Amin

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Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Imam Amin, Derrick, American
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)
Type
prayer rugs
Place used
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
1970s
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.
Topic
African American
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
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Textiles
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture