Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS08
An extraordinary antique Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet expressing the pure creative freedom and imagination found in Berber weavings from this isolated tribe. An intricate network of motifs include chevrons, lozenges, and squares is woven in horizontal interlocked bands. Several pile height shifts occur, indicating an intended use as a sleeping carpet. Various knot and ply techniques add to the texture and personality of the piece. The incredibly vibrant palette includes violet, magenta, brick, red/orange, mustard, olive, celadon, cobalt, navy, charcoal, ivory and black with multicolored warp and fringe. The flat weave selvedges have an irregular black sawtooth pattern. 100% wool.
|tribe.||Aït Bou Ichaouen|
|region.||High Atlas Mountains, Morocco|
|dimensions.||13'4" x 6'11" / 4.06m x 2.11m|
|pile height.||Varies (medium to high)|