Antique Moroccan, Atlas Mountains, twentieth century. At times the art of primitive peoples can be arrestingly modern in its aspect, as in the case of this arresting Moroccan carpet. Woven by the Berbers of the Atlas Mountain, its field has a diamond lattice or harlequin design that gradually melts or morphs into a free form flow of color and texture reminiscent of masters like Picasso or Miro. The rich effect of color is matched amply by the sumptuously thick, tactile pile, making it a kind of Modernist painting in wool.
Style: Region Specific
Size: 5. ft x 13 ft (1.52 m x 3.96 m)