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Coupled Column Prayer Rugs


Prayer rugs from Oushak and other areas of Anatolia in which arches of the Mihrab are supported by pairs of columns rather than by single columns.  This design may have evolved into vertical panel prayer rugs.  Many of the coupled prayer rugs have lazy lines.  You may also find Ladik rugs with similar concept as shown below.