editorial

The editorial section shows a collection of articles that I wrote over the years for various magazines +/or museums publications. Furthermore there are a few more articles by friends of mine or links to articles that I find helpful or interesting to deepen the understanding for the traditional + contemporary weaving culture in north Africa in general + the Moroccan Berber rugs + textiles in particular.

Please understand + accept that all texts + photos are protected by the copyright of the authors +/or publishers + must not be republished without prior permission.

 
 
 
general text on Moroccan rugs from the catalogue of an exhibition at the L.A.Mayer museum, Jerusalem, 2005 
Moroccan rugs
general text on Moroccan rugs from the catalogue of an exhibition at the L.A.Mayer museum, Jerusalem, July 2005. © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
article on white ground Berber rugs from the Beni Ouarain and neighbouring tribes in the Middle Atlas, Morocco
white giants 

article on white ground Berber rugs from the Beni Ouarain and neighbouring tribes in the Middle Atlas, Morocco.

originally published in HALI 94, London, September 1997. © GEBHART BLAZEK

 
 
 
 
 
High times in the High Atlas: article on the pile rugs of the Azilal province + the Ourika valley in the central High Atlas, Morocco 
High times in the High Atlas

article on the pile rugs of the Azilal province + the Ourika valley in the central High Atlas, Morocco.

originally published in Carpet Collector, 4/2013, Hamburg, November 2013, bilingual German + English. © GEBHART BLAZEK

 
 
 
 
 
earth + moon
earth + moon

article on the kilims + flat weaves from the Ourika valley in the central High Altas.

originally published in HALI 139, London , March / April 2005. © GEBHART BLAZEK

 
 
 
 
 
boucherouite rag rugs 
boucherouite rag rugs 
digital version of the first catalogue published on boucherouite rag rugs in Graz, October 2009, texts by Axel Steinmann + Gebhart Blazek. © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
digital version of the second catalogue published on boucherouite rag rugs
post punk pink
digital version of the second catalogue published on boucherouite rag rugs in Graz, September / October 2010, texts by Randall Morris + Paul Vandenbroeck. © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
striped stars: Ait Ouaouzguite kilims
striped stars: Ait Ouaouzguite kilims

article on the kilims + flat weaves of the Ait Ouaouzguite in the Jebel Siroua region south of the High Altas.

originally published in Carpet Collector 1/2017, Hamburg , January 2017, bilingual German + English. © WILFRIED STANZER

 
 
 
 
 
article on (late) Moroccan animal rugs
(late) Moroccan animal rugs

article on animal depictions in traditional + contemporary Moroccan rugs

originally published in Carpet Collector 4/2017, Hamburg , December 2017, bilingual German + English. © GEBHART BLAZEK

 
 
 
 
 
exhibition at the Bank Austria Kunstforum summer 2003
kunstforum
a few images of an exhibition at the Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, summer 2003 with detailed descriptions of the objects + some additional background information. © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
tie dye berber veils from the Beni Ouarain / Ahel Telt
Berber veils
article on henna painted Berber veils from the Beni Ouarain (Ahel Telt) + the Ait Haddidou + problems with their authenticity, originally published in HALI 158, London , December 2008. © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
Berber rugs 2016. a market analysis 
Berber rugs 2016
article about the situation on the international market for Moroccan Berber rugs, originally published in CarpetXL 03/2016, Hamburg, bilingual German + English, © GEBHART BLAZEK
 
 
 
 
 
links:
 

Artmagazine

Kunst-St√ľck: 'Boucherouite ‚Äď Marokko + der Rest der Welt', Aurelia Jurtschitsch, 2012 03 12

 
 
 
 
The New York Times: 'Wild, Not Wooly, Berber Rugs', Holland
Cotter, 2010 07 22

The New York Times: 'Wild, Not Wooly, Berber Rugs', Holland Cotter, 2010 07 22

 
 
 
 
Article about the vertical Berber loom (French) including a link to the original print PDF.
Linguistique et technologie culturelle : L’exemple du métier à tisser vertical berbère.
Claude Lef√©bure in Techniques et culture, Bulletin de l‚Äô√Čquipe de recherche 191 (3) 1978¬†: 84-148
 

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