Carpet is 57" high by 33" wide. Wool. Date "1905" is embedded in lower center of design. KPI is about either 240 or 120 (Turkish knot count). Photo with quarter is back of rug.
I purchased it from Husey Carpets, Huseyin Yilmaz, in Istanbul in 2012.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Your antique Anatolian prayer rug appears to be in good condition. It is made out of naturally dyed wool, most likely sheep, which has been handwoven in a flat weave technique on a cotton foundation. Traditionally rugs were made by women of the tribe or village. A lot of the time, they were included as a part of a dowery. I believe that this is the case with your rug. Two elements of design on the rug are symbols for marriage, the hooks, and a chest. The hooks or cengel are located at the top of the mihrab on the center of the rug. The chest or sandikli is on the middle border. Based on recent price realizations for rugs similar to yours in age, style, and condition, a fair market estimate would be between 200 and 400 US dollars.