Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS12

A strikingly modern vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet exhibiting a very creative interpretation of vertical female lozenge chains and male zig zag (snake) motifs. Horizontal bands create three distinct segments within the field, and are framed by substantial side borders. Knotted in a time faded purple, magenta, and charcoal grey, with small bits of red punctuating one end. All wool pile on a cotton warp.

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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.10'11" x 6'2" / 3.3m x 1.9m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS12