Vintage Moroccan Hassira Carpet HS05

This Hassira exhibits a lively palette of colors and motifs, lending a whimsical approach to a utilitarian mat. The alternating bands of zig zags, lozenge networks, and V formations read like pages of a story with symbols to be interpreted by the viewer. Woven with halfa, a local grass, with fine multicolored wool for the motifs on a 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
dimensions.11'7" x 5'1" / 3.53m x 1.54m
pile height.None
fringe length.5"
condition.Excellent
rug no.HS05
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