Magnificent Antique Persian Silk Kashan Judiaca Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1910 – Woven in Kashan, this exceptionally rare silk rug is an outstanding example of Judaic carpet weaving traditions in Persia. This antique Persian carpet, a magnificent silk Persian Kashan Judiaca rug features an impressive number of people and animals placed in a natural setting based on Biblical locations and events. Historically, Moses has been an important religious figure who is featured throughout ecclesiastic works along with the Ten Commandments. Twelve compartments featuring the symbols and inscriptions for each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel decorate the upper portion of the field. Woven with an exceptional level of detail, this traditional Judaica rug features expressive faces, dimensional shading and even carefully rendered toenails. The wrap-around borders in this fine antique Persian Kashan rug continue the pictorial narrative using cartouches decorated with separate landscapes, animals and people that tell their own story.
Translation From Hebrew To English Of All Writings Featured In This Magnificent Antique Persian Silk Kashan Judiaca Rug #45067:
*Also, please note that a “sister” carpet of this Judiaca rug is currently in the care of the Beth Tzedek Musuem in Toronto. The rug was commissioned by Nasser e-Din, the Shah of Persia (1846-1896). The carpet was presented by the Shah of Persia to his Jewish doctor, Hakim Nour Mahmood. The gift was to honor the fact that Mahmood survived an attempted assassination by his envious colleagues.