Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA05

This wonderful multicolored Chiadma exhibits an overall lozenge network organized in horizontal bands capped with a chessboard pattern at the top. The lozenges are divided by cross motifs forming quadrants, adding to the geometric visual interest of the piece. Small chains of lozenges form partial side borders along both selvedges. Knotted in a palette of red, pink, magenta, periwinkle, grass green, celadon, orange, khaki, and dark brown on a tonal grey warp. 100% wool.

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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.1980's
dimensions.11'8" x 6'9" / 3.56m x 2.06m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.6"
condition.Excellent
rug no.CA05