Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS11

This vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet is a more even and balanced example from a tribe known for its creative expression. Executed in a flat weave construction with a saturated color palette of deep plum striped with brown, black, and sage green. Multicolored horizontal bands of zigzag motifs alternate with rows of small lozenges, knotted in a low pile. An unusual smaller size piece from this tribe. 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
dimensions.7'8" x 4'11" / 2.34m x 1.5m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS11