Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS78

This vintage Moroccan Aït bou Ichaouen carpet exhibits a simplistic design vocabulary of male ladder forms morphs into a complex play of color and repetition. A large scale central lozenge chain dissects the field, providing traditional symbolism to a carpet that is anything but. An incredibly vibrant palette makes this a further standout piece. 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.13'10" x 6'11" / 4.22m x 2.11m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
rug no.TS78
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