Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG01
A great antique example of a vintage Aït Sgougou Moroccan carpet with wool partially dyed from natural sources including cochineal. Most cochineal used to produce red dye was traded with the neighboring Zaiane due to the larger demand and considerable population. Palette also includes orange, grass and kelly green, salmon, mustard, ivory and black. The carpet exhibits dye lot shifts in the red field, and several pile height changes throughout. Has a slightly irregular shape, which does not detract from overall condition or character. 100% wool.
|region.||Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco|
|dimensions.||8'1" x 4'8" / 2.46m x 1.42m|
|pile height.||Varies (low to medium)|