Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS90

This vintage Moroccan carpet from the Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) features a meandering lozenge field that appears to melt into abstraction at the bottom of the composition. The network of diamonds, knotted in bright orange and grass green, appear to float over the field of smaller diamond chains knotted in fire red and charcoal grey. Finished with banded flat weave at each end. 100% wool.

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Aït Bou Ichaouen

Carpets of this tribe are also known as Talsint, the most remote of the Berber tribes, settled between the High Altas Range and close to the edge of the Sahara. This tribe and their work were undiscovered by the outside world until the mid 1990's. Baring this in mind, Talsint carpets are legendary for their vibrant colors and exotic patterns, perhaps due to the lack of an outside influence or the need for color in the monochromatic world of which they reside. Many of their motifs and techniques have not been found elsewhere in Morocco...these archaic designs reflect an older tradition of weaving history dating back thousands of years in Northern Africa.

tribe.Aït Bou Ichaouen
region.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
dimensions.13'10" x 6'8" x 4.21m x 2.04m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.8"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS90
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