Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH14

A vintage Rehamna with meandering vertical lozenge chains interspersed with additional chains of multicolored double triangle motifs. The ground is knotted in an abrash of deep reds to warm browns, with motifs knotted in green, pink and black adding vibrancy to the piece. Sawtooth borders peek through the pile along both selvedges, creating a presence of protection. 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.1960's
dimensions.7'11" x 6'3" / 2.41m x 1.9m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH14