Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS68

This vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen features a field of hamsa motifs interspersed between a stepped lozenge network. Prominent ladder side borders filled with X motifs frame the piece. Woven in a painterly palette of purple, magenta, crimson, pink, aqua, sable, and ivory. All wool with a soft lustrous hand.

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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 5'6" / 3.05m x 1.68m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.3"
rug no.TS68
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