Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS09

An extremely lively and colorful vintage Moroccan carpet from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe (Talsint). Horizontal bands of multicolor lozenge motifs are knotted in low pile on a striped flat weave ground in hues of pink and purple. Carpet has a beautiful overall patina created over time. Several areas of restoration consistent with age, which do not detract from overall condition. A very generous length, 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.15'3" x 6' / 4.65m x 1.83m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS09