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Carpet

A work made of hemp, jute, and wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "ghiordes knots".

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  • A work made of hemp, jute, and wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "ghiordes knots".

Date:

c. 1900-1910

Artist:

Design attributed to Koloman Moser (Austrian,1868–1918) for Wiener Werkstätte (1903–1932)
Manufactured by Johan Backhausen & Söhne (Austrian, founded 1849)
Austria, Vienna

About this artwork

The pattern of triangles within arches and small squares on this carpet is typical of the design vocabulary found in Koloman Moser’s work from the first decade of the 20th century. Moser was one of the founders of the Weiner Werkstätte—or Vienna Workshop—along with designer Josef Hoffman (Austrian, 1870–1956). Their goal was to create a cooperative for modern design in Vienna. Although he left the company in 1907, Moser continued to design for them. Johan Backhausen & Söhne produced most of the textiles and carpets retailed by the Weiner Werkstätte until its closure in 1932.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Textiles

Artists

Koloman (Kolo) Moser (Designer) , Johann Backhausen und Söhne (Manufacturer) , Wiener Werkstätte (Producer)

Title

Carpet

Places

Vienna (Object made in), Austria (Object made in)

Date

Made 1895-1915

Medium

Hemp, jute, and wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Ghiordes knots"

Dimensions

131.5 × 70 cm (51 3/4 × 27 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Alexander Demond Fund; Royalties from Perfect-Fit Industries and The Warner Fund; Textile Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1984.88

Extended information about this artwork

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