Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS39

A vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen constructed in an Asachu technique (mixture of flat weave and pile). Typically pieces of this style are used as walls in tents, backdrops for weddings, coverings for grain sacks or a collection of carpets. The quality and density of this piece hints at a more special intent. The monumental chevron bands are formed with a repeating sickle motif, creating a message of protection. This network of symbols, with a textural chainlike effect, is knotted in relief with fine pile on the banded flat weave surface. A stunning palette of magenta, purple, celadon, aqua, chartreuse, charcoal, ivory and highlights of orange. 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.1950's - 1960's
dimensions.11' x 6'11" x 3.35m x 2.1m
pile height.Varies
fringe length.3"
condition.Excellent
rug no.TS39
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