Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS05

A very unique antique Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet from Anoual with a fantastic pattern and color story. This abstract design is a creative interpretation of a classic lozenge network combined with Berber motifs, including fish bone and bird's footprint. Palette includes a time faded black, olive, mustard, and plum. Lower pile construction allows the flat weave ground to show through. Note a few areas of repair, which do not detract from overall condition. 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.1950's
dimensions.12'8" x 5'9" / 3.86m x 1.75m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS05