Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG06

A stunning vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou carpet with a whimsical and painterly design. Knotted in an abrash of red tones (poppy, salmon, brick red), with accents in faint green, dusty lavender, orange, ivory, and black. While some Berber lozenges and checkerboard motifs are easily decipherable, other glyphs and symbols take on a more abstract message. Woven in a dense low wool pile on a cotton warp.

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Aït Sgougou

A neighbor of the Beni M'Guild tribe, the Aït Sgougou produce a more rustic style of carpet often employing the use of the less labor intensive symmetric knot technique over the more traditional Berber knot. Due to shortages in wool during the early 1900's, this was a common practice amongst Berber weavers. The use of red dominates the fields of this tribe's carpets, showing the influence of the Zaiane tribe to the East, but the use of red weft shoots allows for differentiation. Many smaller carpets of the Ait Sgougou tribe were created by woman for their own use in the home as floor coverings.

tribe.Aït Sgougou
region.Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1970's - 1980's
dimensions.10'5" x 5'7" / 3.17m x 1.7m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
condition.Very Good
rug no.AG06
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