Vintage Moroccan Hassira Carpet HS03

With a bold pattern and color story, this Hassira mat displays a strong graphic message. Emphasizing the male zig zag form, the symbolism is reinterpreted several times in different color combinations. Horizontal bands of lozenge chains and latticed triangles create breaks in the overall composition. Woven with halfa, a local grass, with wool for the motifs on cotton warp. Recommended for indoor dry use only.

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Hassira

Hassira mats are produced in Middle Atlas region of Morocco. The tribes of the Beni M'Guild, Zaiane and Zemmour produce these handwoven mats made from halfa, a local grass, and wool for the motifs. These weavings are used as floor coverings in warmer seasons, but are commonly found under carpets as well.

tribe.Hassira
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1980's-1990's
dimensions.8' x 5'6" / 2.43m x 1.67m
pile height.None
fringe length.4"
condition.Excellent
rug no.HS03
rug no.$1,000 (sale), previously $2,500