Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS54

This vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen carpet features its own interpretation of a geometric male grid/brick pattern in an equally unique palette. The irregular motif network shifts across the field, creating a sense of depth and movement. The dense pile ground is knotted in tones of faded magenta and pomegranate with motifs in bright orange, aqua, and charcoal grey. A great example from the village of Talsint. 100% wool with a beautiful patina.

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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.10' x 5'1" / 3.04m x 1.54m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS54
rug no.Inquire