ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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34. 
art déco carpet
france
from a cartoon of ivan da silva bruhns
circa 1930
473 x 240 cm (15'6" x 7'10")


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a jute foundation
A majestic example decorated by an abstract pattern of overlapping rectangular planes typical of the series woven for the Maharaja of Indore. The popularity of the Cubist style, which distinguishes the first series of carpets made by Da Silva Bruhns, led him to design pieces on commission for interiors decorated in the modernist style.
Bibliography: S. Day, 'Art Déco Masterworks - The Carpets of Ivan Da Silva Bruhns', Hali, no. 105 (London, July-August 1999), plate 1: 78.

 



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