ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 257AA
A woman’s Berber haik from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco, second half 20th century, originally worn as an every day garment. This textile shows a strong graphic composition, oscillating between fine dotted lines and bold thick stripes, and is absolutely outstanding in its kind. The lines woven with various shades of natural wool are the only elements of design and create a drawing-like appearance. Please note: this haik is published in HALI 200.
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.
204 × 117 cm