Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS24

A vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) hanbel with an intriguing color combination. The flat weave construction with pile motifs is woven in a saturated palette of deep plum and purple-red tones, striped with turquoise and deep violet. Multicolored horizontal bands of zig zags alternate to create rows of small lozenges. Some are filled with smaller diamonds, and others appear to vibrate slightly based on color choices made by the weaver. 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.1980's
dimensions.8'1" x 5'1" / 2.46m x 1.54m
pile height.Varies (flat to low)
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS24
rug no.$850 (sale), previously $1,750