Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH15

A small Rehamna example with a colorful abstract composition. Undulating male bar motifs are aligned vertically, eluding to an agricultural reference. Knotted in a harmonious palette of crimson red, coral pink, apricot, sky blue, black and ivory. Finished with horizontal bands at one end, reminiscent of flat weave ends inherent in carpets from this tribe. 100% wool.

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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.4'11" x 3'1" / 1.49m x .93m
pile height.Low
fringe length.5"
rug no.RH15
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