Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG03

A stunning Ait Sgougou example with an exceptional motif structure and wool quality. The multicolored lozenge pattern knotted in indigo, light yellow, and ivory appears etched into the slightly higher pile ground of red, salmon and red/orange. The abstract network of chains, lozenges and zig zag forms takes on an organic spirit. 100% wool with a lustrous patina and hand.

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Aït Sgougou

A neighbor of the Beni M'Guild tribe, the Aït Sgougou produce a more rustic style of carpet often employing the use of the less labor intensive symmetric knot technique over the more traditional Berber knot. Due to shortages in wool during the early 1900's, this was a common practice amongst Berber weavers. The use of red dominates the fields of this tribe's carpets, showing the influence of the Zaiane tribe to the East, but the use of red weft shoots allows for differentiation. Many smaller carpets of the Ait Sgougou tribe were created by woman for their own use in the home as floor coverings.

tribe.Aït Sgougou
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1960's
dimensions.10'4 x 5'6" / 3.14m x 1.67m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AG03
Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG03