Vintage Moroccan Hassira Carpet HS04

A terrific example of a Hassira, this mat displays characteristics similar to many Beni M'Guild carpets. With moments of spontaneity in the motifs, this piece is skillfully and creatively executed. The horizontal zig zag forms with embedded stepped motifs interact to form lozenges, while triangle, checker and branch motifs form irregular opposing side borders. Woven with halfa, a local grass, with wool for the motifs. 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.1960's-1970's
dimensions.11' x 5'7" / 3.35m x 1.7m
pile height.None
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.HS04