Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS22

A colorful Aït Bou Ichaouen with an abrashed pile field in sunset hues of fuchsia, magenta, deep purple, red/orange and coral. The diffuse lozenge network shifts to a darker grey/brown, becoming more apparent near the lower portion of the carpet. Smaller steel grey and orange lozenges add a sense of movement and depth to the piece. Primarily wool with small amounts of cotton fibers present in the motifs and 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.1970's
dimensions.9'1" x 5'8" / 2.76m x 1.72m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS22