Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS80

A vintage Aït Bou Ichaouen with a bold interpretation of the traditional lozenge motif. The network is constructed of reverberating female diamonds motifs filled with an array of color themes, kelly green, poppy red, sunny orange, periwinkle blue and violet. The ground is woven in a unusual color story of fire red and orange, which is a departure for this tribe. Smaller scale diamonds transition to zig-zag forms to finish off this creative example. Bands of flat weave cap both ends, 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.12' x 7'5" / 3.66m x 2.26m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2" / 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS80
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