Recently showed you some folkloristic weaves I’ve got over the years. Here are some more.
This one is machine made, but well done. Bought it at the greek island of Corfu a rainy vacation in October 1980. Love the pattern. Material is wool. Not hanging anywhere presently as I ran out of walls for hanging things on. I will forever associate this wall carpet with rain and mosquitos and a meal of bad shrimps that made me really sick for a couple of days. Some pictures from that trip can be found here.
The below ones were bought in Israel around the end of the 60-ties as far as I remember. I have no idea what they were supposed to be used for, but I love their colors. Made by bedouins they might have had something to do with camels…
The below is also an israeli weave done by bedouins. To the left the front of it that has lost a lot of its natural colors and got bleached by the light. To the right the back of the same weave. The front used to look the same.
I also used to have a much larger one, but that was so badly bleached by hanging on my walls that I threw it out years ago. It had the same pattern and colors.
It is woven on a bottom of ropes, also colored, with ropes. It is very coarse.
A lot different to this greek weave below from Crete both in colors and style. This one is woven in wool on a bottom of cotton.
Neither of these are hanging anywhere presently but archived in a cupboard for the time being. I love taking them out from time to time and just look at them, then putting them back in again.
More to follow at another time.