Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS02

Extremely generous in size, this vintage Moroccan carpet was created by the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe (Talsint) near the village of Anoual. The length indicates this may have divided a tent, creating a separation between the women's weaving area and men's area. The repetitive diamond motif emulates an ancient Berber message this tribe has preserved in its isolation for many centuries. Palette includes a magenta background with motifs in violet, orange, celadon, and charcoal. 100% wool with an overall beautiful patina.

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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.14'3" x 6'1" / 4.34m x 1.85m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS02