Antique Bezalel, Israel, early 20th century The Bezalel workshop, active in the Holy Land in the earlier 20th century, was famous for its reinterpretations of classic rug designs. This beautiful little example adapts colorful field and border designs from Caucasian and Eastern Turkish rugs in a subtle homage to Jewish tradition. Upon closer inspection, small stars of David appear all across the border, in the outer edge of the field, and on a larger scale as the main medallions at the center. Menorahs appear as well in the corners of the star medallions, between them on the red ground, and one last time in the cornerpieces.
Size: 2. ft 11 in x 4. ft 03 in (0.89 m x 1.30 m)