Vintage Moroccan Rehamna Carpet RH01

A stunning antique Moroccan Rehamna carpet woven in violet/magenta, coral, ivory, and dark brown wool. Meandering motifs include lozenges, squares, wavy horizontal and vertical lines, and chessboard elements which create a partial border of the composition. An extraordinary size, this carpet is a modernist work of art for the floor. A few small areas of restoration, which do not detract from the overall condition. 100% wool with a very soft hand and beautiful patina.

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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.17'3" x 4'4" / 5.26m x 1.32m
pile height.Medium
fringe length.7" and 4"
rug no.RH01
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