Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS20

A dynamic and playful vintage Moroccan carpet from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe. Horizontal undulating waves in the woven weft create movement and layered visual interest. The abstract vertical male column motifs appear segmented, knotted in faded black. Brick motifs in bright green, orange, ivory and violet dance across the composition like confetti on an abrashed ground of various red tones. 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.11'8" x 5'8" / 3.53m x 1.72m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS20