It is an archaic pattern copied from a most interesting Daghestan prayer rug.
The niche of the prayer rug is of medium height, often with serrated sides.
Calling his steward, he demanded who had repaired his prayer rug.
Occasionally this weave and the Kurdish have a mihrab at one end, showing it to be a prayer rug.
The rug derives its name from the ancient town of Ghiordium, and its form is that of a prayer rug.
But the encroachments of civilization and commerce have changed the original purpose of the prayer rug.
The prayer rug is so distinctly sui generis that it requires a little explanation.
Suddenly she ran into the library, and knelt rigidly on a rug which she had heard her mother refer to as a 'prayer rug.'
A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.