Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS52

A colorful example from the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe. Horizontal bands of female lozenge motifs and male zig zag forms create a rhythm across the composition. The motif structure is knotted in a low pile of magenta, orange, coral red, pink, black and ivory, contrasting against the striped flat weave ground in coral, purple, olive green, and charcoal. 100% wool. This piece has been shortened from its original longer footprint, hence its very functional size.

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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.8'6" x 5'8" / 2.59m x 1.72m
pile height.Low
fringe length.None
rug no.TS52
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