Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS32

A very colorful Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet knotted in variegated pile (flat weave ground with medium pile). An overall network of lozenges and zig zag motifs undulate across the field. Several twisted horizontal bands of color are present in the flat weave, adding additional depth and interest. The motifs are knotted in a palette of faded celadon green, bright red, orange, pink, charcoal, and ivory on a red ground. Finished with a multicolored flat weave bands at both ends, typical of weavings from this tribe. 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.1970's-1980's
dimensions.14'2" x 5'10" / 4.31m x 1.77m
pile height.Varies (flat to medium)
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS32