Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH04

This vintage Rehamna is woven in a moody palette of deep coral, bright pink, dark brown, celadon green/grey, lavender purple/grey, and charcoal. Male and female Berber symbols sprawl across the field, some contained within horizontal bands of color. Motifs include lozenges, branches, crosses, zig zag/snake, and chessboards. Wool pile and weft on a multicolor cotton warp. Note some transfer of natural dyes, which does not detract from the overall condition or character of the piece.

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This Arab Maqil tribe with Arabised Berbers lives on the Haouz plains north of Marrakech. Rehamna carpets are typically either a monochromatic ground field of red/orange (sometimes with small motifs), while others can take on a more abstract style, borrowing from the urban carpets of Rabat. The latter approach often exhibit motifs including undulating lines, lozenges, geometric triangles or squares, chessboard, and agricultural elements including animals and plant forms.

region.Plains, Morocco
dimensions.7'8" x 6'4" / 2.34m x 1.93m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH04
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