Carpet with Pseudo-Kufic Inscriptions

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This prayer rug highlights the protective function of pseudo-inscriptions. It bears a perfectly legible inscription at its borders but relies on well-placed pseudo-kufic writing at the foot. To protect the sacred texts from being stepped on and violated, the designer rendered them illegible.

Carpet with Pseudo-Kufic Inscriptions, Wool (warp, weft and pile); symmetrically knotted pile

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