About Antique Turkish Mujar Prayer Rug Circa 1850 - An Introduction by Nejad Rugs ...

About Antique Mujar Oriental Rugs

Overview

The term Mujar Mudjar or Mujur rug has become synonymous with the term Prayer Rug and refers to the prayer rugs handwoven in Mucur, a village in central Turkey, the designs of which have been compared to those on the stained-glass windows of medieval European cathedrals.


A fine representative sample of the Turkish prayer rugs - this antique carpet is currently being offered by Nejad Rugs.

The Antique Mujar Rug

Mudjar - Mucur, or Mujar - Rugs are mainly prayer rugs with a distinctive mihrab stepped and topped with a geometrically figured pole and surrounds with wide symmetical borders. The mihrab field is typically a deep red or an earthen tone, while the colorful geometric border patterns are rendered in yellows, violets, oranges and ivory. The weave is moderately coarse with 40-100 Turkish knots per square inch.

The Rug-Producing Region of Mujar

Mucur (Mudjar, Mujar) is a district of the province of Kirsehir located in the central Anatolian region of Turkey with a population of under 30,000. At an elevation of approximately 300 feet, Mucur resides over the North Anatolian Fault - an active earthquake zone.


Lake Obruk in the Mucur area of Turkey. A ponor lake is a surface water inlet from underground aquafers.

Consumer Notes

The following Mujar prayer rug (sold at auction at Christie's, below) - over 150 years of age - appears to be in very good to excellent condition.

Currently Nejad is offering the following antique Mujar carpets for sale: #24390 Mujar


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