This is quite a wonderful Tapestry, loom woven in the Atelier of "Simone Andre", Felletin Aubusson, during the 1960's....on the original Label it is noted as Design 51, and number 1 out of 8 woven, and signed by hand by the artist "Jean Picart Le Doux" (French 1902-1982).
(Woven signature on bottom right of the Tapestry)...see the Photo of the reverse of the Tapestry, with the original Label, and showing the various Weaving Strands of Wool.
Jean Picart Le Doux is known as one of the most prolific tapestry designers of the 20th Century...his works are highly collectible and have graced the walls of Museums, public buildings, and Ocean Liners of the Art Moderne Era. In 1945 Jean Lurcat, with the artists Marc Saint-Saens & Jean Picart Le Doux, founded the Association of Tapestry Cartoon Painters, which pioneered the Aubusson Revival of Tapestry as modern architectural Decor, and revived the Aubusson Weaving Ateliers after the devastations of WWII.
The "Oiseau" in the design appears to be a very exuberant and colorful Pheasant, ready for the Carnaval, with quite excited head plumage...he is ready to Party.
The Maroon Sky Background is filled with bursting Stars and dots of Star Dust, with a narrow Obelisk in Gold and white designs piercing the Sky....floating in front of the Obelisk is a curious object of overlapping Triangles in varied colors.
All objects are situated on a floor of large Black and White Diamond Décor, and toward the bottom lies a Carnaval Mask...discarded and forlorn........
This Tapestry is in Immaculate original condition, and the size is quite good for adorning a smaller space.. many of Le Doux's Tapestries are much larger ! The size is approx. 52" tall by 39" wide.... and a Rare small production.
A fabulous original Tapestry, just the right size, to enhance your Mid Century Moderne home!!
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