Jean Lurcat, French Tapestry, Mid 20th Century - Designed by the modernist and tapestry revivalist Jean Lurcat, this spectacular vintage textile features the designer's classical composition known as "La Mutua Ayuda" or Mutual Assistance. This extraordinary vintage textile incorporates traditional design concepts and modern innovations, which produce a strong, well-defined composition that is rendered in a variety of carefully selected clear colors. This stunning vintage Lurcat rug features a large-format composition that is embellished with carefully placed elements. The stylized goat hair tufts are juxtaposed against an obscure black background that showcases the tonal accents. The stylized rooster perched upon the goat's back utilizes the same high-contrast color scheme, which creates a graphic level of continuity. Silvery gray foliate motifs and warm golden-yellow accents leap off the soft maize-colored ground while adding depth and realism to the stylized and carefully crafted composition.