Nigel Salomon and Felice Betty Rose-Litchfield with the beautiful Persian carpet donated to The Hebrew University
The Hebrew University held a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of a Biblical-themed Persian silk carpet owned by the Lichtigfeld family from Dusseldorf, who fled to England in 1939.
The carpet was donated in their memory to the British Friends of The Hebrew University by their children, Stephen Gavin Litchfield and Felice Betty Rose-Litchfield prior to their golden wedding anniversary.
The Biblical-themed carpet was woven in the city of Kashan, circa late 19th century, which was known worldwide as a centre for silk and textile manufacturing. Jewish rug weaving workshops were popular in Kashan during this era, with weavers utilising designs created in the Old Yishuv of Eretz Israel.