Mystery Textile Number 9
Moroccan. Haut Atlas?
Pretty nice colours. Graph.
Soft wool. Pile demands to be caressed.
Did get some wear. So it has become polished.
If washed, it could be more recent.
I allready like it.
If I'm wrong.
I'll be nibling my earlobes for the rest of my life.
Quizquit? or whatever.
I'm not in the Moroccan rugs.
And I'm lazy, so my books stay closed.
It's a rug.
Size maybe ±220x140/150cm?
WE HAVE A WINNER !!!!!
trumpet fanfares . . .
we have a winner
vincent from the first clue recognized the rug
he now has the option on two turkoteek tee shirts . .when and if they will ever be made
the dating may be second quarter 20th cent. but honestly i am not to sure of that and it could be later.
There goes my earlobe.
Where's the rug?
I would love to see it.
will send a photo later this morning when the sun gets over the horizon to filiberto . . . .its still gray outside.
steve will still be asleep in virginia i imagine . . . .
having administrators in two different time zones is very efficient.
AND NOW ! might i suggest that you and the others out there solve the other puzzles !
and again my congraduations
Here it is, sent to me by Richard.
Morroco number 9
This rug is well from Morrocco, but not from high atlas (i.e. from the
country, the mountains, villages, isolated settelments..) but from a city
workshop : it has all the attributes of a modern (mid XX°) Rabbat carpet that
features a mix influence of ottoman rugs and morrocan country rugs ( turkish
with a strong morrocan accent in the details). Morrocan city customers had a
preference for foreign design that was for them more "chic" than peasants' rugs
from the mountains.
dear Louis Dubreuil
thank you for your input . . . .
there was a large immigration of people from morrocco to israel in the early 1950's
i could well image that this rug found its way to israel then.
might i suggest that you might find one of the other puzzles in this salon particularly interesting.