Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS56

This Aït Bou Ichaouen exhibits a unique painterly story of motifs and abstractions. The vibrant palette of bright orange, grass green, celadon, ivory, charcoal and a few moments of purple add to the delightful color contrast of the composition. The field is filled with various forms of checker and rod motifs, with a few drawings creating an unusual ladders at the center of this example. The borders dissolve into flat weave, with snake forms embroidered at the edges, to create a moment of protective symbolism. Areas of red, black and brown peek through from the woven backing, adding another layer of detail. 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
dimensions.10'10" x 5'11" / 3.3m x 1.81m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS56
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