Sakalava Prayer Mat
Sakalava people, West Coast of Madagascar, 19th century
Ikat dyed rafia with natural dyes
44" (h) x 27" (w)
This extremely rare textile was made by the Sakalava people of Northwest Madagascar. There is a small stain above the central mihrab which is a sign of its frequent use for prayer by its former owner. The mat was collected in Gujarat.
Inventory no. 6344
Price on request