Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH13

This vintage Rehamna has three chains of irregular female lozenge motifs surrounded by other small meandering forms. A brick network connects to the chains at the top, adding a male presence to the piece . Knotted in a colorful palette of abrashed oranges, fuchsia, violet, and faded celadon green. Bands of flat weave finish both ends. 100% wool pile on a natural brown goat hair 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.5'5" x 3'8" / 1.65m x 1.11m
pile height.Low
fringe length.8" and 2"
condition.Very Good
rug no.RH13
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