This 2'11" x 4'1" Soumak from Turkey is a a piece that was probably woven sometime during the late 1970's or 1980's. This is a flat- woven carpet and has no pile. It has a thin and supple handle. The pointed part of the pattern or the "prayer niche" makes this a prayer rug. With a pad it can work on the floor, or it can even be a hanging. The rug does have a stain in the right hand bottom corner. Also the selvedge on the bottom is loose and there is some errosion of the top selvedge.