King Solomon's Magical Carpet

Legend has it that Queen of Sheba gifted King Solomon with a magical flying carpet. I took liberty with this legend, and combining it with the fact that King Solomon had a thousand wives of various religions, decided to create an Arabian Nights version combining Jewish and Islamic motifs. 

This jewel-like piece positively glows. The colors are rich and vibrant. The high level of detail and embellishment provides new surprises every time it is viewed.

The "carpet" layout is reminiscent of Muslim prayer rugs (Mihrab) and includes the images of the Tree of Life, a bird, pomegranates and boteh (paisley).

40.5x54.5”

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