Very Fine Turkish Hereke Pictorial Rug – BiblicalRug #2357
Fine Turkish Hereke Biblical Scene Rug Pictorial Silk on Silk foundation
This remarkably fine Turkish Hereke silk rug , depicts biblical scenes and supporting Hebrew text arranged over four registers. It seems likely that this depiction is based on, or copied from a book illustration. The fine weave is applied in a ‘sketchy’ style reminiscent of pen and ink drawing. The representations are easy to read through presentation of the various stories by use of clearly defined registers. Delicate and limited use of pastel toned colour effectively enhances the appearance of the composition.
The top register shows porticos inscribed with Hebrew text supported by the stars of David. The central scene in this upper register depicts the barren Hannah asking Eli to pray for a child. The next register shows Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac with the angel preventing him. The third register tells the story of Balaam’s ass, and the bottom register relates to the story of Isaac and Rebecca. All registers are framed between architectural columns. The use of architectural elements gives gravitas and focus to the stories presented.
Fine Turkish Hereke Biblical Scene Rug. This piece was handwoven in Turkey. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.
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