Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS61

This unusual Aït Bou Ichaouen features abstracted female lozenge symbolism creating a dynamic composition. The motif network shifts between filled and unfilled lozenges, with moments of the chains connecting to each other. A contrast of dark and light creates a sense of movement. Knotted in a charcoal wool shifting to aubergine, and brown, red, and ivory. 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.1970's -1980's
dimensions.8'4" x 5' / 2.55m x 1.53m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS61
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