ANTI ATLAS TEXTILE N° 200AA
This textile is from the Mejjat tribe in Southern Morocco and was originally used as an every day garment for a woman. The Berber haik has a medium fine weft which is in almost impeccable condition and can be used on the floor. This is an attractive textile, second half 20th century, featuring a calm design with a zig zag line down the vertical middle. 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.
242 × 147 cm