Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG04

A colorful Aït Sgougou example with an interesting motif structure and exceptional wool quality. The multicolored network knotted bright orange, grass green, ivory, and charcoal contrasts on an abrashed red and salmon ground. A combination of female and male motifs is organized in horizontal bands, including lozenges, zig zags, V formations, branches, and triangles. Finished with a flat weave band at one end. 100% wool with a lustrous hand and beautiful patina.

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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.9'1" x 5'6" / 2.76m x 1.67m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AG04
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