Antique Israeli Bezalel Carpet

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Size: 
6'0" x 9'7" - 183cm x 292cm

Origin:

Period: 
C 1920
Materials: 
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Condtion: 
Excellent
Price: 
$20,000.00
Item#: 
16731
Notes: 
Bezalel rugs and carpets were produced in the early to mid-20th century as part of a new art school for Jewish immigrants in what was then British-ruled Palestine. Founded by Boris Schatz from Bulgaria in conjunction with Zionist pioneer Theodore Herzl, the Jerusalem workshop and art school were established creative and supportive place for Jewish artists. Bezalel rugs woven in Israel often have Holy Land themes and display a blend of Jewish, Persian, Turkish and European styles. The construction and warm color pallet of Bezalel rugs resemble many Anatolian Rugs of the Ottoman dynasty. The school was named for the Biblical artist, Bezalel, who designed the Ark and the Israeli sanctuary after the Egyptian exodus of Israelite’s. an antique Bezalel carpet that was woven in Israel during the early decades of the twentieth century. Featuring a clever and beautifully executed pattern of overlapping shapes, this Bezalel rug, rich with Judaica symbols.