Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS59

This painterly Talsint features male vertical zig zag motifs dissolving into abstract lozenges at the bottom and open V formations at the top of the piece. The motifs are knotted in a lively palette of celadon green, red, ivory and dark brown on a field of abrashed purple, rust and charcoal. Note the unusual square proportions and very functional size. 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.5'10" x 7'4" / 1.77m x 2.24m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS59
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