Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS30

An extraordinary Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet in a striking palette constructed of excellent quality wool. An intricate network of lozenge motifs is woven in vertical interlocking chains, with several shifts in pile height throughout. Subtle variations in the ground color add depth and texture to the piece. The painterly palette includes violet, magenta, salmon, red/orange, teal, charcoal, black, and ivory wool. Flat weave at the top of the piece has an irregular pile edge adding a unique detail. 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.14'5" x 6'11" / 4.39m x 2.1m
pile height.Low
fringe length.4"
rug no.TS30
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