Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS65

This unusual vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) carpet features a graphic stepped lozenge motif surrounded by floating motifs including abstracted H's, crosses, and bars. Their spontaneous placement lends a confetti-like quality and dynamic sense of movement throughout. Woven in deep violet, teal, pale lavender, and hints of dark brown on a saturated purple/magenta field. Flat weave bands finish 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.13'9" x 6'3" / 4.17m x 1.88m
pile height.Low
fringe length.12"
rug no.TS65
rug no.Inquire