Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS14

A stunning example, this vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen has a large scale central meandering lozenge network highlighted in ivory and charcoal grey. A combination of male zig zag (snake) motifs and female lozenge formations fill the field. Framed with a deconstructed male ladder motif border rather than a traditional sawtooth edge. Woven in a palette of abrashed magenta and plum, with motifs in grass green, orange, sky blue, charcoal, and ivory. A wonderful Talsint. 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.13'9" x 5'9" / 4.19m x 1.75m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.9"
condition.Excellent
rug no.TS14
rug no.$2,250 (sale), previously $4,500