Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS56

This Aït Bou Ichaouen features a painterly story of motifs and abstractions. Its unique palette includes bright orange, sea green, celadon, ivory, charcoal and a few moments of purple. The field is filled with various forms of male checker and rod motifs, with loose ladder forms near the center of the composition. The borders dissolve into flat weave, with snake forms at the edges acting as protective symbols. Hints of red, black and brown in the ground weave are visible in some areas, adding further dimension and color to the piece. 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
dimensions.10'10" x 5'11" / 3.3m x 1.8m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS56
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