This Bezalel rug depicts a triad of golden Art Nouveau Menorot against the background of a silhouetted panorama of Jerusalem. The hues of very pale yellow and gilt ochre on the one hand, and of very dark brown and green on the other, brilliantly serve to express the majestic scene of Jerusalem the Gold just before sunrise.
The view is actually a montage demonstrating the high skills of the early Bezalel artists in balancing three concerns:
The Jewish reference point which require representational recognisability of important sites,
second, the elegant romantic Art Nouveau style,
and thirdly, the overall formal decorative requirement which tends to restrict the romanticism and introduce an abstract-like formal balance.
This important rug exemplifies one of the prime Bezalel compositions, conveying qualities both festive and serene.
Material: Handspun, Naturally Dyed Wool
Size: 5' 6" x 1' 6"
All items are enclosed in 100% boiled wool keeps. A gift box with a sterling silver FJ button and gift card are included.
For more information or to purchase pieces from the FJ collection, please call
Lisa at 401 408 0822