Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS23

This vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen carpet exhibits a more traditional approach to works from this tribe. Vertical male sawtooth and motif chains accentuate the long and narrow proportions, likely woven for tent use. Finely woven in a dense low pile of charcoal grey, sea green, chartreuse, and bright orange on an abrashed magenta ground. Flat weave bands finish both ends. A lovely find from the village of Talsint. 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.14'6" x 5'8" / 4.41m x 1.72m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8"
rug no.TS23
rug no.Inquire