ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 258AA
This textile is from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco and was originally made as an every day garment for a woman. It has a medium fine weft and is in almost impeccable condition. The Berber textile, second half 20th century, shows a gentle and subtle design emphasized through the fineness of the lines and the light colored background. The lines woven with various shades of natural wool are the only elements of design and create a drawing-like appearance. Pleas 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.
183 × 127 cm