Vintage Moroccan Aït Bou Ichaouen Carpet TS83

This painterly vintage Moroccan Talsint featuring distorted lozenge motifs with other more distinguishable ladder forms present. Knotted in a palette of olive green and golden yellow, over a field of abrashed purples. Note the variegation between the green pile and the ground. 100% wool with a time faded patina.

Close it


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
rug no.Inquire below