Celeste is a stunning find from the Ait Bou Ichaouen tribe of the Talsint region of Morocco. I love this one so much because really she is so unique. Talsint rugs tend to feature bold colors and freeform patterns. And although this rug's pattern doesn't disappoint, one of the most unique things about Celeste is her creamy base color! I've only had one other larger rug with these lighter tones as it's very uncommon for 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:cream with faded red/pink and brown. Hand knotted wool with cotton.
**please note: this rug is NOT stark white, but has more of a creamy background :)
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - approx. 30-40 years old
SIZE: 55 x 91" (rug is slightly uneven)
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.