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Carpet

Carpet

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-knotted woollen pile on woollen warp and jute or hemp weft

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Savoy Group

  • Museum number:

    T.100-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This hand-knotted carpet was probably made in Britain in the 1930s. The flattened modernist spiral design may have been inspired by rugs and carpets made by Ivan da Silva Bruhns, the best-known Parisian Art Deco carpet designer. He based his earliest compositions on South American ethnic styles.

Physical description

A hand-knotted carpet with a cream ground. There is a small rectangular pattern in black and red in the lower left and upper right hand corners and a larger double rectangle in the centre. This is connected by a black line to a horizontal red line in the other two corners.
Technique:
Warp: white wool; 2S(Z5S); 13 threads per inch (50 per dm)
Weft: undyed jute or hemp; Z-spun, unplied, 2 parallel threads per shoot; 1 shoot after each row of knots; 7 knots per inch (28 per dm)
Pile: wool; 3 colours: red, black, cream; symmetrical knot tied around two threads; 45 knots per sq. inch (700 per sq.dm)
Side and End Finish: cannot check - tape has been sewn along all four sides, turned under and secured in place.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1930s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Hand-knotted woollen pile on woollen warp and jute or hemp weft

Dimensions

Width: 1435 mm Top edge, Width: 1465 mm Bottom edge, Length: 1555 mm Proper right, Length: 1440 mm Proper left, Weight: 15 kg Weight of object on roller

Descriptive line

hand-knotted, 1930s, probably English

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 116.

Materials

Wool; Jute; Hemp

Techniques

Weaving

Categories

Household objects; Floor coverings

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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