Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS21

This Aït Bou Ichaouen exhibits a spontaneous expression of the classic lozenge motif. A sawtooth network of distorted lozenges floats over an abrashed ground of purple, red, and magenta wool. Ribbons of loose lozenge forms meander within the composition knotted in saffron yellow and sky blue. Some of the forms break apart, almost suggesting snake motifs. Some fringe loss, which does not detract from the overall condition. 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.10'3" x 6'2" / 3.12m x 1.87m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS21
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