Ever since I started dealing with rugs I developed a soft spot for Mujur prayer rugs. I have handled a few over the years but nothing that can compare the grandiosity of this example. The rich yet warm red background of the squarish niche (a characteristic which I have found typical of the earliest vintage) is juxtaposed against dark emerald green spandrels, framed by a polychrome tile design border set on apricot. The extreme fineness of weave together with the silky wool pile imparts a particular tactile quality to the piece. The feeling is that of knowing to be in the presence of a majestic rug.