ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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32. 
Open field Carpet
Middle Atlas
Morocco
Circa 1940
275 x 185 cm (9’ x 6’1”)


Notes: Berber knotted wool pile on a wool foundation
The earth tone palette of certain Moroccan Berber carpets from the Middle Atlas has made them highly adaptable for many of today’s interiors, which favor a more simple two-tone colouration with minimal ornamentation. The many abrashes (colour gradations due to the use of different wool batches) that characterise the open field of this fascinating example offer a visual landscape of rare beauty, almost giving the impression of flying over the earth with of its natural colour nuances.

 



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