Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS97

A vibrant example from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe in Eastern Morocco, this piece exudes joy and playfulness. A lozenge network comprised of alternating repeating checker forms creates a ribbon-like quality with a sense of movement. Carefully placed bird’s eye motifs resemble flowers blossoming in a field. Knotted in purple, lime green, orange, yellow, turquoise, and pewter on a saturated magenta ground, a common color found in carpets from this region.

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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.11'2" x 6'5" / 3.4m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4" and 4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS97
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