ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 186AH
This textile is from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco and was originally made to be used a transport bag. It can be used as a rug on the floor. The Berber textile, second half 20th century, shows a strong graphic composition accentuated by the bold stripes in the upper part. 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.
267 × 115 cm