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Ruth and Boaz needlework from Huber

Ruth & Boaz
Probably PA c.1820

This beautiful silk embroidery worked by a young lady at an academy, depicts the c.1300BC Old Testament story of Ruth and Boaz. A professional artist painted the faces and background and the incredible frame is likely from a Philadelphia frame shop.

Ruth was the perfect daughter-in-law. After her mother-in law, (Naomi) lost her husband (Elimelech) and two sons in battle Naomi was a destitute widow as were (Ruth) and her sister-in-law (Orpah). Ruth vowed to stay with Naomi through thick and thin stating; "Whither thow goest I will go; and where thow lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy god my god.”

Ruth and Naomi journeyed to Bethlehem where Ruth was reduced to picking up grain after the harvest on Boaz’s estate. The kind Boaz, intrigued by Ruth instructed the pickers to leave much behind. Eventually they married. Note: They were King David’s great-grand-parents and ancestors of Jesus.

Silk and watercolor on silk; 19” x 25” sight.


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