Vintage Moroccan Aït Sgougou Carpet AG11

This vintage Moroccan carpet from the Middle Atlas features balanced female and male symbologies combined with a vibrant palette. A loosely organized lozenge network is interrupted by a horizontal band, shifting to more structured rows of dashed bar motifs. Woven in a palette of poppy red, pale salmon, and ivory, 100% wool.

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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
dimensions.7'8" x 5'10" / 2.34m x 1.78m
pile height.Low
fringe length.2" and 2”
condition.Very Good
rug no.AG11
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