depicting a fantasy scene with an unicorn and double faced hermaphrodite embroidered signature for G Allier
53 9/16 x 33 7/16 in. 136 x 85 cm.
I have had a home in Tangier, Morocco for the past ten years. A decade of learning that has sent me on a completely oddball trajectory. A journey of discovery and delight..Tangier has welcomed and embraced writers, artists and of course the true eccentrics for over a hundred years..many beautiful and eclectic homes were established and happily I was in situ to reap the benefits. An antiques dealers Paradise...as people moved on in all senses. A death and the subsequent sale of chattels is manna to me. Monsieur Allier was a long term resident whose greatest pleasure was to embroider wonderful surreal tapestries greatly aided by the cartoons of another celebrated Tangerine..the late esteemed international artist Claudio Bravo.This mad tapestry of a naked hermaphrodite wearing an elaborate feathered headdress, holding a canine looking unicorn made me laugh out loud and years later it still does!! Gordon Watson