ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 255AA
This textile is from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco and was originally an every day garment for a woman. The Berber haik, second half 20th century, has a fine weft which is in impeccable condition. It radiates a sublime elegance due to its a graphic and minimalistic design. An additional feature is the subtle color variation in the lower section. The lines woven with various shades of natural wool are the only elements of design and create a drawing-like appearance.
Lucien Viola, a textile collector based in Marrakech, and myself have written an article from two different points of view about striated garments from the Anti Atlas region in Morocco. ‘An infinity of Stripes’ published in HALI magazine 200 can be sent as a PDF upon request.
260 × 128 cm