1920's Egyptian Revival
Silk Jacquard Tapestry Wall Hanging!
trimmed with twisted Art silk fringe!
36" long X 22" wide,
including the 5.5" Bronze Silk fringe!
The tapestry hanging is a warm ecru linen woven through with silk floss in jewel tones of Ruby, sapphire, Jade and Amber,
to form the beautiful exotic pattern with stylized Queen offering a lotus blossom bunch to the pharaoh,
with wonderful flying Winged Scarab overhead.
Wide double border of Hieroglyphs or Symbols,
both figures wear the Sacred Crowns of Ancient Egypt.
The details are Amazing on this piece, the figures have fingernails,
fringes, sandals and jewelry.
The design is so lavish it almost looks hand embroidered!
There are woven metal bullion loops at the top for hanging,
(shown here with an old piece of bamboo through it, not included)
the back is lined with ecru raw silk,
which is lightly faded, with a couple of mends, but intact & sound.
This TAPESTRY would make a
FABULOUS Decorative Element for
an Exotic Middle Eastern HAREM or
Moroccan style Decor.
The Jacquard tapestry is in very good condition.
Very slight surface wear on the silk thread, no damage, smell or soiling.
Very clean. Colors are bright and unfaded!
This type of cloth was introduced to the west during
the late Victorian era 1880's, and had a resurgence of popularity
through the 1920's art deco period, after the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb.
from a 1920's Art Deco
Hollywood Hills Estate.
I was told this might have hung in the old Egyptian Theater or Garden of Allah, in Hollywood, but I don't have any documentation to that effect.
$325 + shipping