Antique Bezalel Rug from Jerusalem Israel 8514
This lovely and eclectic antique Bezalel rug from Israel combines the elegance of Persian design with European, Art Nouveau, or even neo-medieval Arts and Crafts.
Antique Bezalel Rug, Origin: Jerusalem Israel, Circa: Early 20th Century around 1910 – Bezalel rugs are unique and beautiful antique Oriental carpets with a distinct and exciting history. Initially this lovely antique Bezalel impresses the viewer as a design of oriental derivation, and to some extent its details are indeed Persian. But much of the feeling is European, Jewish, Art Nouveau, or even neo-medieval Arts and Crafts, recalling the designs and the coloration of William Morris wallpapers, with their swaying floral forms pulsating with life and energy. This piece testifies to the eclectic origins of the Bezalel weavers and designers, reflecting their European and Oriental heritages. Quite unique in style this antique Bezalel rug is truly an impeccably composed art nouveau style carpet.