ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 202AH
This textile was originally used as a haik (garment for a woman) and is from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco. The quality of the wool and weft is extraordinarily fine getting even finer towards the lower section with camel hair. It is a remarkable textile, from the second half 20th century, with a strikingly beautiful design. 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.
132 × 221 cm