Woven by the Ait Bou Ichaouen (Talsint) tribe, this stunning rug is the ultimate statement piece! I instantly fell for the design and color combination.
Talsint rugs tend to feature bold colors and freeform patterns. This one's pattern doesn't disappoint! It is more symmetrical but also features the "stepped" diamond pattern and motifs that are characteristic of this tribe.
This rug was woven in the Atlas mountain region in Morocco, where temperatures can change drastically. These pieces are significant to Berber culture as the higher pile kept members of the family warm. Traditionally these rugs were not used purely for decorative purposes, but more commonly as blankets or to sleep on!
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: Faded purple, black, cream, and light sage green. Hand knotted wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - approx. 20-30 years old
SIZE: 70 x 127" (not including tassels)
PILE: lower pile
PLEASE NOTE:Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.