Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH07

Strong protection symbols dominate this vintage Rehamna, with chains of large central lozenges flanked by smaller distorted ones. Bar motifs on the upper portion of the carpet mimic shadows on the Plains landscape. A sawtooth border edge frames the composition. Knotted in a faded maize yellow, ivory, red/orange, and chestnut brown. 100% wool pile on a multicolor cotton warp.

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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.9' x 5'1" / 2.74m x 1.55m
pile height.Low
fringe length.3"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH07
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