Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA07

This vibrant vintage Chiadma exhibits a vertical chain of three lozenges filled with chessboard motifs. The reverberating borders contain other Berber motifs including camel tracks and diamond chains. Knotted in a palette of poppy red/orange, saffron yellow, bright pink, and a faded purple/grey. 100% wool with a time aged 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.10'5" x 6' / 3.18m x 1.83m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.2"
condition.Excellent
rug no.CA07