Antique Israeli Bezalel Rug from Jerusalem 41553
Size: 2 ft 11 in x 4 ft 3 in (0.89 m x 1.3 m)Print
This beautiful little antique Oriental Bezalel rug from Israel adapts colorful field and border designs from Caucasian and Eastern Turkish rugs in a subtle homage to Jewish tradition.
Antique Bezalel Rug, Origin: The Bezalel School of art in Jerusalem Israel, Circa: Early 20th Century – Here is a beautiful and exceptional example of vintage rugs – an antique Bezalel rug, woven in what would become the modern day State of Israel in the early years of the twentieth century. The Bezalel art school (and workshop), which was founded in the Holy Land during the earlier 20th century, was famous for its reinterpretations of classic rug designs. This beautiful little example adapts colorful field and border designs from Caucasian and Eastern Turkish rugs in a subtle homage to Jewish tradition. Upon closer inspection, small stars of David appear all across the border, in the outer edge of the field, and on a larger scale as the main medallions at the center. Menorahs appear as well in the corners of the star medallions, between them on the red ground, and one last time in the corner pieces. An exceptional example of an important style of antique Oriental rug, this charming antique Bezalel rug is an exciting and quite beautiful carpet – a true work of art from the world renowned school of art in Jerusalem, Israel.