I have seen at least one other example of this type, which is a multiple prayer rug composed of two rows of niches. This is a fragment of a single, incomplete row composed of five teal blue niches supported by a pair of columns. The secondary red niches, being coloured just like the spandrels, emphasise the three dimensionality of the teal coloured niches, as if projecting into a celestial dimension.
- Warp: wool, ivory Weft: wool, red, 2 shots between knotted rows
- Knot: symmetrical, weaving direction is sideways to niche (left to right); no warp depression
- Knot count: 5H x 8V = 40 knots/square inch
- Selvages: flat, two sets of paired warps
- Ends: missing
- Colours: teal blue, sky blue, medium blue, blue, light green, blue-green, yellow, apricot, brick red, greyish purple, black, ivory (12)
- Condition: an unrestored fragment of the upper section of a multiple niche rug, professionally conserved on a cotton backing