Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH02

A fantastic example of a vintage Moroccan Rehamna carpet with a very abstract design including chessboard motifs and stretched incomplete lozenges. The painterly palette is knotted in saturated red, pink, seafoam green, lavender, apricot, and black. A flat weave horizontal band interrupts the pile in one area, and finishes the carpet on one end. A few areas of minor discoloration, which do not detract from the overall condition or character. Knotted in wool with goat hair present in the warp and sawtooth selvedges.

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Rehamna

This Arab Maqil tribe with Arabised Berbers lives on the Haouz plains north of Marrakech. Rehamna carpets are typically either a monochromatic ground field of red/orange (sometimes with small motifs), while others can take on a more abstract style, borrowing from the urban carpets of Rabat. The latter approach often exhibit motifs including undulating lines, lozenges, geometric triangles or squares, chessboard, and agricultural elements including animals and plant forms.

tribe.Rehamna
region.Plains, Morocco
circa.1950's
dimensions.12'6" x 4'9" / 3.81m x 1.45m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH02