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1935-1937 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This hand-knotted wool carpet was designed by Betty Joel and made in China in the 1930s. The designer’s initials are incised into the pile in one corner. Joel was a furniture and interior designer who sold French furnishings from the 1920s onwards from her showroom in Sloane Street, London.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-knotted woollen pile and bast fibres on a cotton warp
Brief Description
Rug of hand-knotted wool, designed by Betty Joel, Tianjin, China, 1935-1937.
Physical Description
Rug with two white stepped shapes with a red circle on a beige ground and three parallel stepped bands made by cutting into the pile. The designer's initials in one corner are also incised using this technique.
Dimensions
  • Length: 269cm
  • Width: 182cm
  • Top width: 1795mm
  • Bottom width: 1814mm
  • Proper right length: 2687mm
  • Proper left length: 2686mm
  • Weighed on roller weight: 40.5kg
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'B J'
Summary
This hand-knotted wool carpet was designed by Betty Joel and made in China in the 1930s. The designer’s initials are incised into the pile in one corner. Joel was a furniture and interior designer who sold French furnishings from the 1920s onwards from her showroom in Sloane Street, London.
Bibliographic References
  • Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 114.
  • Hollis, Marianne and Opie, Jennifer. Thirties: British Art and Design before the war. London : Arts Council, 1979. Catalogue 4.50.
  • Naylor, Gillian, 'Conscience and Consumption: Art Deco in Britain', in, Art Deco 1910-1939, London: V&A Publications, 2003, p.235.
Collection
Accession Number
T.296-1977

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record createdOctober 2, 2002
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