Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS10

An unusual smaller find from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe. The symmetrical reverberating ladder motifs create diamonds within diamonds, with the overall pattern appearing to extend beyond the carpet's borders (referred to as infinite rapport). The vibrant pink and lavender center is bordered with a brilliant turquoise, followed by alternated red/orange and dark charcoal, with highlights of ivory. Finished with flat weave bands at both ends. 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.5'9" x 3'7" / 1.75m x 1.09m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS10
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