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.
- On View, Gallery 246
- Koloman (Kolo) Moser (Designer) , Johann Backhausen und Söhne (Manufacturer) , Wiener Werkstätte (Producer)
- Vienna (Object made in), Austria (Object made in)
- Made 1895-1915
- Hemp, jute, and wool, plain weave with supplementary wrapping wefts forming cut pile through a technique known as "Ghiordes knots"
- 131.5 × 70 cm (51 3/4 × 27 1/2 in.)
- Alexander Demond Fund; Royalties from Perfect-Fit Industries and The Warner Fund; Textile Purchase Fund