Saturday 23. March 2019 at 3 p.m.

91 Lots
    • Lot81
    • OriginIndonesia, Flores
    • Dimensions187 x 80 cm
    • AgeLate 19th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 600
    The Ngada live in the island of Flores in the south of the Indonesian archipelago. Woven in cotton in white and red ikat motifs on a dark blue ground, this woman’s skirt (lawo butu) of the Ngada people was worn at ceremonial dances. The traditional design of horizontal stripes of varying widths, including bands of small symbols, adorns the two end panels of this item. The large panel at the centre of the field is decorated with white animals and diamonds and framed at the sides by outer borders of stepped forms. Two design stripes depicting animals are seen above and below the central panel. Ngada ceremonial textiles are often embroidered with additional designs composed of glass beads (see example in Maxwell), but this item only has a string of multi-coloured beads attached to its upper end. – Damaged upper finish, several major holes and darned areas.

    MAXWELL 1990, Nrn. 200-203

    • Lot82
    • OriginIndonesia, Savu
    • Dimensions163 x 109 cm
    • AgeEarly 20th century
    • Estimate EUR600 - 800
    Still joined along the sides in the characteristic tube shape, this cotton sarong was made in the small island of Savu in the very south of the Indonesian archipelago. The upper section was folded over when worn. The deep blue ground is decorated with horizontal stripes of different widths containing white ikat motifs drawn on a red ground. The embroidered guard stripes are a typical feature of Savu sarongs. – Good condition.

    GITTINGER 1979, Nr. 147 *** MAXWELL 1990, Abb. 510-513

    • Lot83
    • OriginIndonesia, Sulawesi
    • Dimensions539 x 22 cm
    • AgeCa. 1900
    • Estimate EUR500 - 600
    The Toraja are an indigenous ethnic group who live in a mountainous region in the southern part of the island of Sulawesi (now Celebes). This long, decorative cotton band featuring indigo designs in the batik technique on a white ground was made by the Toraja for use on ceremonial occasions. Similar to Turkmen decorative bands, the design consists of various sections which differ in ornamentation. Several of the compartments include representations of humans and animals. – Signs of wear, minor tears and holes.

    WARMING/GAWORSKI 1981, Tfn. 42 und 43

    • Lot84
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Haouz region
    • Dimensions80 x 95 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 600
    This small and nearly square rug was used as a saddle cover or a sitting mat. The pile is sheep’s wool while the warp and overcasting along the sides are brown goat hair. As in all weavings by the Rehamna tribe who live in the Haouz region north west of Marrakesh, both ends terminate in a coarsely woven striped kilim. Most of the Rehamna rugs have red grounds, and examples woven in a white ground colour are exceptions. The simply conceived design of mainly geometric shapes, dominated by brown or red outlines and largely dispensing with any interior drawing, is mirrored around the vertical bar of four larger motifs. Three small, abstract, geometric human figures are asymmetrically arranged in the field. – Good condition.
    • Lot85
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas
    • Dimensions80 x 40 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 600
    This pile-woven cushion is still joined along the sides. The mosaic-style diamond design is identical on the face and back. The small rug was woven by the Beni Jelidassen, members of the Beni Ouarain Confederation who live in the north eastern Middle Atlas region. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Hasson 2005, Abb. S. 78

    • Lot86
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas
    • Dimensions160 x 40 cm
    • AgeSecond quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR400 - 500
    This pile-woven cushion displays a mosaic-style basic design of small rectangular compartments in blue, dark red, orange and a greenish beige. Its lower section is overlaid by two large diamonds, and above these it changes to a composition of diamonds. The small rug was originally folded across the centre and joined along the sides for use as a cushion. A rare weaving of the Beni Jelidassen tribe, members of the Beni Ouarain Confederation, it was made in the north eastern Middle Atlas region. – Slight signs of age and wear, somewhat reduced at the top, good overall condition.
    • Lot87
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco
    • Dimensions161 x 117 cm
    • AgeMid 20th century
    • Estimate EUR500 - 700
    A nomadic people in the past, the Zemmour Berber tribe now live a sedentary life in the region between Rabat and Meknes in north western Morocco. The skill of the Zemmour weavers is particularly evident in their women’s wraps known as "tahddun", made from wool, cotton and silk and often amazingly fine in weave. They always show horizontal stripe designs incorporating delicately patterned bands. The captivating feature of this wrap immaculately woven with a great love of detail is the precision of its small-pattern stripes. The white stripes are embellished with dainty brocaded motifs. In addition, very narrow knotted rows have been inserted. – Slight discolouration, good condition.

    FISKE 1980, Nr. 23 *** RAINER 2005, Tf. S. 139

    • Lot88
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas
    • Dimensions290 x 140 cm
    • AgeFirst quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,200 - 1,500
    This large cover is probably a weaving of the Beni Mtir Berber tribe who live in the north western part of the Middle Atlas south of Meknes. It was not intended for everyday use, but constitutes a prestige textile kept for special occasions and esteemed guests. The cover has been produced in a mixed technique of flatwoven and knotted sections. It is reversible with a different appearance on either side. The knotted sections – varying in ground colour and width and with a pile so high and shaggy that the design is only discernible on the reverse – have been superimposed in a three-layered lattice on a kilim ground of horizontal stripes, where two colour combinations (red-and-olive and aubergine-and-blue) alternate in a regular rhythm. The interplay of different colours, textures and designs and the strong contrast between the empty kilim sections and the densely patterned, knotted bands have produced an abstract picture of impressive complexity. – Good condition.

    Hasson 2005, Abb. S. 46

    • Lot89
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Middle Atlas
    • Dimensions470 x 185 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR1,800 - 2,400
    Inhabitants of the western Middle Atlas region, the Ait Sgougou Berber tribe are well known for their large-format, almost invariably red-ground carpets featuring empty fields. In this rather finely woven, high-quality example, the light red field is framed at the sides by a narrow border of blue points. Wide kilims of horizontal stripes in diverse pastel shades provide the end finishes. – Good condition.
    • Lot90
    • OriginNorth Africa, Morocco, Anti-Atlas
    • Dimensions220 x 150 cm
    • AgeThird quarter 20th century
    • Estimate EUR800 - 1,000
    Coarsely woven and loose in structure, this rug was probably made by the Zanaga, a Berber tribe who live in the Anti-Atlas region bordering the Sahara. It presents an astounding, purely abstract design of rectangular sections and spots in black-brown, white and various shades of grey, resembling a mixed-up chessboard of displaced and distorted squares. Spontaneous and haphazard in effect, the composition invites comparison with some pictures of European "Informalism", a movement within modern painting known by that name since 1951. – Slight signs of age and wear, good overall condition.

    Hasson 2005, Abb. S. 64