Beautiful Small Size Pictorial Antique Israeli Marbediah Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Israeli rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This unique antique Judaica rug depicts a beautifully illustrated portrayal of people praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem Israel.
Woven in the Marbediah rug workshop, this breathtaking masterpiece is a prime example and an amalgam of Israeli rug weaving artistry and Jewish culture. As if peering through a window that has been designed to look like biblical scrolls, the viewer is treated to a tranquil prayer scene anywhere the overall visual effect is one that is both subtle yet powerfully profound.
The soft, pastel tones in this magnificent antique Israeli Marbediah rug, work beautifully off of the more graphic thick, dark blue border. Set against this darker blue border color, we see lines of lit oil laps that converge at the top of the carpet, between two sloping lines that separate the border from the central imagery itself. At the very top, in the center of the slope, a larger lit oil lamp is set against the iconic star of David motif.
The beautiful design of the Wailing Wall itself was set in a warm pastel rose colored tone. This use of the warm color gives the Wailing Wall itself a feel of alluring innocence and calm. The soft color play and structural dynamic feel of this wall may point toward its historical position as an emblem of hope or perhaps that of a comforting and inviting fortress.
As in real life, the praying figures are all portrayed with their body turned toward the Wailing Wall. The faces of the praying men are “buried” in a bible while most of the women seem to be pressing their lips against and kissing this iconic ancient relic of the temple of Solomon.
The fact that this antique Israeli Marbediah rug depicts both women and men in the same general location is a sign that whoever drafted the design was obviously a non religious Jewish person. This is because the actual area in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem is segregated – women on ones side and men on the other.
This breathtaking antique carpet is a magnificent historical piece that will only continue to grow in its illustrious beauty and marked originality. While most people may use these Judaica rugs as decorative wall hanging tapestry rugs, they can just as easily be used as magnificent antique area rugs.
Regardless of how one incorporates it into their interior decor, this is one magnificent and breathtakingly artistic antique Israeli Marbediah rug. It is sure to enhance any room it is placed in.