Folkloristic weaves, part II

Recently showed you some folkloristic weaves I’ve got over the years. Here are some more.

greek wallcarpet

Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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…


Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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.

greek weave

Photo: ©nini.tjader.2014

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.


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