Antique Silk Persian Kashan Rug 45067
Created circa 1910, this stunning silk rug from Kashan features allegorical scenes depicting Biblical events accompanied by Hebrew inscriptions.
Antique Silk Persian Kashan 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 piece 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. Wrap-around borders continue the pictorial narrative using cartouches decorated with separate landscapes, animals and people that tell their own story.