Old Chenille Type Tapestry Rug Camel Caravan in Desert

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 30,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Wonderful, Old Chenille Type Tapestry or Rug

Middle Eastern, Bible Land Scene with Camel Caravan in Desert

I recently purchased this wonderful, old tapestry (?) or rug (?) at a local garage sale. It belonged to the mother of the woman (age 60-70) from whom I bought it. She was not sure how old it was, but did say her mother had owned it for years. I would guess it to be circa 1920's-1940's. It definitely has some years on it. This piece has such an intriguing look! T is a large camel, front and center, with a red rug on his back being led by a man in traditional middle Eastern attire. Behind them you can see palm trees. To their left is a man kneeling to drink from a small pool of water. To their right, and in the background, is a caravan of camels and men. The four corners of the tapestry feature an art deco style design which I believe is supposed to be the fruit of palm trees. The colors are just perfect in shades of soft gold and tan, blue, brown and accents of red.

This tapestry measure 40 inches (3 feet, 4 inches) by 24 1/2 inches and is a perfect size for hanging. It is not overly heavy which also makes it an ideal piece to hang. It is in good, vintage condition and appears clean and with no obvious stains. T are damaged threads along the edges at several points (I have pictured the worst). You can see in the pictures that the fringe on the 2 sides is worn. None of this detracts from the wonderful look of this old tapestry! The last picture shows the back side of this piece.

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