Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS83

A remarkable vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen carpet featuring large scale abstracted lozenge motifs that partially dissolve, then re-form and intersect with a pair of distinguishable ladder formations. The overall effect is surreal and otherworldly. Woven in a stunning palette of abrashed magentas, grass green, and saffron, with the green details emphasized in a higher pile. Constructed of primarily wool with some cotton and mixed fibers present.

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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.10'6" x 5'11" / 3.2m x 1.8m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.TS83
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