Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS48

This dynamic example from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe features a meandering lozenge motif lending a sense of movement to the piece. The abstract lozenge network in ivory appears to float over the field of shifting brick motifs knotted in fire red, green, purple, magenta and charcoal grey. Finished with bands of flat weave at each end. 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.8'3" x 6'5" / 2.51m x 1.95m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS48
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