Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS34

This small vintage Moroccan Aït bou Ichaouen carpet features a grid network of multicolored square forms, lending a modern painterly feel to the piece. The use of fluorescent and brightly dyed yarns adds a striking contrast to the natural ivory field. Some colored yarns are longer than the ground wool, creating depth and texture. Woven with a combination of wool and mixed fibers on a wool warp.

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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.5'3" x 3'1" / 1.6m x .93m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS34
rug no.Inquire