Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH10

An irregular composition of lozenges fills the field of this vintage Rehamna, some continuing beyond the carpet's borders. Woven in a painterly palette of red, bright pink, salmon, apricot, ivory, and grey wool on a multicolored cotton warp. Almost square proportions and smaller size make for a very functional 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
circa.1960's - 1970's
dimensions.5'7" x 5'1" / 1.7m x 1.55m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH10
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