Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA03

A network of triangles fills the field of this vintage Moroccan Chiadma carpet, a female symbol of prosperity and fullness. Male vertical linear protection motifs extend through the center and side borders. The color palette of deep magenta, orange, melange grey, and ivory combined with the carpet's bold geometry lends a very modern feel to the piece. Knotted in wool with some cotton pile present on a cotton warp.

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Chiadma

This Arabized Berber tribe resides in the Haouz coastal region of Western Morocco from Essaouira to Safi. It is a sub-tribe of the Rehamna Berber tribe north of Marrakech. The carpets of this tribe typically have yellowish orange or red ground, which once would have been dyed with traded cochineal. Motifs and compositions are urban influenced, including a unique mixture of medallions and borders, and are sometimes blended with individual creative interpretations and local elements.

tribe.Chiadma
region.Plains, Morocco
circa.1950
dimensions.12'2" x 7'1" / 3.71m x 2.16m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.CA03