1929-04-25 donating rug from Shrine of Baha’u’llah
USBN #38 February 1930 insert
"Am sacrificing the most valuable ornament of Baha'u'llah's Shrine in order to consecrate
and reinforce the collective endeavors of the American believers speedily to consummate Plan
for Unified Action. Appeal for unprecedented self-sacrifice."
A Persian Silk Rug, or Palace Carpet, of Tabriz weave, measuring nine feet eleven inches by fourteen feet, exclusive of fringe and margin.
A narrow strip of woven gold thread forms a margin around the rug. Beautifully sustained floral motives in crimsons and browns occupy the center on a field of rich ivory. The fine and characteristic border is of dark and very rich coloring, a fine dark crimson being predominant, enriched with a beautiful pale blue.
The rug appears to be between sixty and eighty years old and is in flawless condition.