Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS91

A playful piece from the Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint), this vintage Moroccan carpet displays a field of hamsa (#hashtag) motifs, that while look randomly placed, actually form lozenge patterns upon a second inspection. The multicolored forms are knotted in bright pink, purple and celadon green, contrasting over a ground of sable grey. Finished with banded flat weave at each end with a dense medium pile. 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
circa.1970's -1980’s
dimensions.12' x 6'8" / 3.66m x 2.03m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.7"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS91
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Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS91