Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA06

A vintage Moroccan Chiadma knotted in a beautiful palette of saffron yellow, orange, coral pink, celadon, and ivory/pale grey. Geometric forms fill the filed, shifting from vertical rows of triangles at both ends (female motifs symbolizing nourishment and prosperity) to a male chessboard motif in the center. Several male zig zag (snake) motifs also appear. 100% wool with a time faded 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.1970's
dimensions.8'4" x 6'1" / 2.54m x 1.85m
pile height.High
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.CA06