Palestine/E.I. Arthur Balfour Jewish rug, circa. 1917-1920
Item code: 0130581

Sales price $500.00

Arthur James Balfour (facing right), circa. 1917-1920; machine pile weave made in Jerusalem by the Alliance Israelite Universelle School; size, circa. 60cm x 107cm.

Balfour was the British foreign secretary at the time in which he issued his "Balfour Declaration" (to Lord Rothschild) in 1917. Alhough he subsequently participated in numerous public events and private visits to the Jewish community in Palestine, he is best remembered locally for his 1917 Declaration (hence the estimated dating of the carpet). Similar to Felton-11 (facing left).

מילות מפתח: שטיחים יהודיים שטיח יהודי ציוני ציוניים בית ספר אליאנס אוניברסל ישראלית ארץ ישראל