Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS34

This Aït bou Ichaouen carpet exhibits a grid-like pattern of multicolored square forms, lending a modern painterly feel to the piece.The use of some fluorescent fibers along with other areas of brightly dyed wool add a striking contrast to the natural ivory ground. Woven with a combination of wool and mixed fibers on a wool 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.1980's
dimensions.5'3" x 3'1" / 1.6m x .93m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS34