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Moses and Burning Bush Israeli Abraham Rattner Tapestry 48152

Size: 4 ft 10 in x 6 ft 4 in (1.47 m x 1.93 m)
Origin: Israeli Rugs
Style: Tapestry

Here, a pivotal scene from the Book of Exodus is depicted, as Moses communicates with God in the form of a burning bush. The intriguing drawing of the composition, wherein outlines are suddenly interrupted and turned around, adds a sense of mystery to the piece.

Vintage Israeli “Moses and the Burning Bush” Tapestry Rug by Abraham Rattner, Country of Origin: Israel, Circa date: Mid-20th Century – Here is a beautifully woven and truly exceptional biblical wall hanging tapestry that was woven in Israel during the middle years of the twentieth century with a composition designed by the celebrated artist Abraham Rattner. A widely influential American-born artist, Abraham Rattner is admired for his distinct abstract style of painting, which is especially remarkable for its coloration as well as its more surreal qualities. This particular vintage wall hanging tapestry is an example of Rattner’s work beautifully encapsulates some of the more important facets of the twentieth-century giant’s unique style.

For instance, the subject matter is typical of Rattner, who often painted scenes from the bible. This textile art piece features one of the most important and iconic biblical scenes from the Book of Exodus. It depicts the moment when Moses communicates with God, who has taken the form of a burning bush. The intriguing drawing of the composition, wherein outlines are suddenly interrupted and then turned around, adds a deep sense of mystery to the piece. Further, the colorful swaths of color that dance throughout the piece infuse with an impression of chaos and disorder. Indeed, the overall composition is both balanced and experimental, understated and stirring. Ratter’s signature appears in the lower right hand corner. An exceptional work of art by an important twentieth-century artist, this vintage Jewish weaving is an exciting and unique example for the Judaica collector. That said, it is also quite beautiful and boasts happy colors that would be a joy in any space or interior design.

Area rugs and textiles that boast religious imagery are some of the more collectible types of area rugs and textile art. If you are looking to buy rugs and tapestries for your home, especially if you love the story of the exodus, and have been on the hunt for textiles or rugs that were actually woven in Israel, then this Abraham Rattner tapestry should top your list.

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