Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS06

A Talsint hanbel (flat weave) from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe with a woven lozenge network raised slightly above the surface, creating a textural chainlike effect overlaying the striped field. Colorful palette includes magenta/purple, and pale hues of indigo, turquoise, and yellow. Has an attractive overall patina and time faded character. Minor fringe loss, 100% wool.

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Aït Bou Ichaouen

Carpets of this tribe are also known as Talsint, the most remote of the Berber tribes, settled between the High Altas Range and close to the edge of the Sahara. This tribe and their work were undiscovered by the outside world until the mid 1990's. Baring this in mind, Talsint carpets are legendary for their vibrant colors and exotic patterns, perhaps due to the lack of an outside influence or the need for color in the monochromatic world of which they reside. Many of their motifs and techniques have not been found elsewhere in Morocco...these archaic designs reflect an older tradition of weaving history dating back thousands of years in Northern Africa.

tribe.Aït Bou Ichaouen
region.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1950's
dimensions.8'2" x 4'8" / 2.49m x 1.42m
pile height.None
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS06