Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS15

A more recent Aït Bou Ichaouen example woven in the same tradition as excellent quality pieces dating much earlier. The abrashed magenta field contains a classic female lozenge network knotted in charcoal grey and ivory containing multicolor smaller lozenges within. A band of flat weave finishes both ends. Densely woven in 100% wool. A very usable runner size not found in older pieces.

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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.1990's
dimensions.13' x 3'6" / 3.96m x 1.07m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.None
condition.Excellent
rug no.TS15