Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS55

This stunning vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet exhibits a dynamic motif structure and rhythm composed of male checkerboard motifs shifting to zig zag forms. They pause and repeat, transitioning to rows of lozenges in between. Knotted in a unique palette of time faded salmon, purple, and grass green. 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.1960's-1970's
dimensions.12'6" x 7'3" / 3.8m x 2.2m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS55
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