Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH11

A wonderful Rehamna with a composition of primarily male checkerboard and bar motifs shifting in color and placement across the field. An incomplete row of lozenges near the center of the carpet adds a female presence to the piece. The colors change in bands from faded pink to apricot, magenta to fuchsia, crimson to scarlet red. Hints of celadon green, orange, and lavender add highlights. Woven in wool with some natural dark brown goat hair in the warp and weft. Flat weave bands finish both ends.

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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.11'4" x 5'4" / 3.45m x 1.62m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.4"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH11
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