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Angola was the world’s fourth-biggest coffee producer and a top exporter of sugarcane, bananas, sisal and cotton before a 27-year civil war after independence from Portugal in 1975 led to a mass exodus of farmers to the cities.
And a synthetic sisal carpet, typically used on boats, was cut to fit the space and hide the concrete floor.
For contemporary art, the Fundación de Artistas, which is next door, has works from artists like Marcela Díaz (imposing sculpture made from sisal) and Ulrike Arnold, whose abstract paintings are created from earth and meteorite dust.
Magdalena Abakanowicz, a Polish sculptor who transformed sisal and burlap into brooding forms that evoked the weight of political oppression, the desperation of the individual and the sufferings of the natural world, died on Thursday in Warsaw.
Though it is decorated in a mostly modern style, with clean white walls and sisal carpets, Oliver Messel’s tastefully rococo presence is felt here too.
Be a rug trader. Replace a traditional Oriental-style rug with one that has a more modern pattern and color combination, or go with a solid sisal or jute rug.
Replace a traditional oriental style rug with one that has a more modern pattern and color combination, or go with a solid sisal or jute rug.
Is that a sisal rug hanging on the wall in the entry?
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Origin and Etymology of sisal
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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: a strong white fiber made from a tropical plant
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