Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS13

A very colorful vintage Moroccan carpet from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe (Talsint). Horizontal bands of zig zag motifs alternate to create an overall repetitive lozenge network. Motifs are knotted with low pile in a palette of faded black, apple green, red/orange, orange, and ivory on a flat weave ground of abrashed magenta and purple. 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.1960's
dimensions.12'10" x 5' / 3.91m x 1.52m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.1"
condition.Excellent
rug no.TS13