Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS04

A very unique vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet from the village of Anoual with an unusual pattern of unknown origin. Deep saturated magenta ground with a network of charcoal grey symbols shadowed in ivory. The fringe on is dyed with an ombre technique, blending from ivory to purple. There is some minor discoloration on one flat pile woven end, which does not detract from overall condition. 100% wool with a low twisted pile.

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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.10'9" x 5'3" / 3.28m x 1.6m
pile height.Low
fringe length.12"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS04
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