Gobelin Huge Antique Tapestry Middle East Biblical Art
This large tapestry is called a Gobelin. The name is derived from the Gobelin family of France, who were noted fabric dyers from the 14th century. We don't know the age or origin of this piece, but it may date back over one hundred years. The scene depicts a Middle Eastern city, probably from Biblical times, where a figure on the ground, surrounded by jugs, talks to another figure on horseback. A temple is seen in the background. The Gobelin is mounted on a wooden frame, and measures 50 x 70 inches. Its condition is good, aside from staining that has apparently dripped down from the top. The stain marks actually blend in fairly well into the imagery, appearing like rain. * This is a fine Gobelin tapestry that will surely transform any room.