Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH08

A rare time worn antique Rehamna creatively executed in a palette of red/orange, terracotta, warm brown, celadon, and bright pink. An abstract message of Berber symbols includes distorted lozenges, ladder chains, checkerboard motifs, and other abstract glyphs. Several areas of restoration, which do not detract from the overall quality or character of this piece. 100% wool pile with goat hair sawtooth selvedge borders.

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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.7'11" x 5'7" / 2.4m x 1.7m
pile height.Low
fringe length.1"
rug no.RH08
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