Vintage Moroccan Chiadma Carpet CA08

An excellent example vintage Chiadma carpet displaying a collage of Berber symbolism. Several vibrating lozenges are present throughout the composition, appearing to float over the background of motifs. Other classic Berber symbolism includes the eight pointed star, opened and closed lozenges, and diamond chains, while other non-traditional forms are also present. Knotted in an unusual palette of red-brown, faded lavender, warm apricot and smokey grey. 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.1950's-1960's
dimensions.10'6" x 6'6" / 3.2m x 1.98m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.CA08