Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA04

A superb vintage Chiadma carpet displaying horizontal bands of female and male Berber symbolism including lozenges, crosses, camel tracks, and abstract agricultural motifs. Knotted in a palette of faded magenta, orange, violet, lavender, cobalt blue, celadon green, ivory, and black. 100% wool with a time worn patina.

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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's
dimensions.8' x 5'11" / 2.44m x 1.81m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Excellent
rug no.CA04