Fine Biblical Scene Turkish Pictorial Antique Silk Rug 48890
Fine Biblical Scene Turkish Pictorial Antique Silk Rug That Depicts The Story of The Banishment From The Garden Of Eden, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – A lovely cream, yellow and gold Biblical scene is spelled out across this antique Turkish rug. The setting depicts the story of the Garden of Eden, conveyed from right to left. At the far side of this antique rug, a serpent tempts Eve, below an elaborate tree of fruit, upon which colorful birds perch. This tale is anchored within an idyllic, pastoral garden, which is centered with an island separated from a forest by a thin stream. A menagerie of creatures, including deer, tigers and lions, coexist peacefully. Lush reeds ring this stretch of land, thinning at the side to lead to another isle, which boasts a proud elephant. A set of lavish borders encloses the central panel, orange and cream like antique gold. The central strip of this beautiful antique silk rug bears ornate flowering knot-work, delicate blossoms linked by twining stems and jutting leaves.