Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH12

An unusual minimal Rehamna with a modern painterly feel. The central rectangular bar in copper, salmon pink and magenta appears to overlap a field of warm and dark browns. A few random lozenge motifs imbue a female influence to an otherwise predominantly male piece. 100% wool.

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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.1970's
dimensions.12'6" x 6'3" / 3.8m x 1.9m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH12