Posted by Steve Price on 10-01-2004 09:58 AM:

Mystery Textile Number 9

Posted by Vincent Keers on 10-01-2004 05:58 PM:


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.
Handspun wool?

I allready like it.

If I'm wrong.
I'll be nibling my earlobes for the rest of my life.

Best regards,

Posted by Filiberto Boncompagni on 10-04-2004 01:59 AM:

Posted by Vincent Keers on 10-04-2004 10:03 AM:


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?

Best regards,

Posted by Richard Farber on 10-04-2004 10:46 AM:


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.

Posted by Vincent Keers on 10-04-2004 07:04 PM:

Flop, flop.
There goes my earlobe.

Where's the rug?
I would love to see it.

Vincent KeerS

Posted by Richard Farber on 10-05-2004 12:08 AM:

dear vincent

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

richard farber

Posted by Steve Price on 10-05-2004 01:44 PM:

Hi People

Here it is, sent to me by Richard.


Steve Price

Posted by Louis Dubreuil on 10-09-2004 08:39 AM:

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.


Posted by Richard Farber on 10-09-2004 09:18 AM:

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.


richard farber


might i suggest that you might find one of the other puzzles in this salon particularly interesting.