This is a beautiful traditional vintage rug from the Znaga tribe who inhabit the region south-west of Taznakht. It was woven in the 1970s and features a densely knotted dark brown field in natural undyed soft lustrous wool with ivory and grey tones forming a diamond lattice design. In its past life, the salmon-coloured weft has tinted the base of some of the ivory wool creating a beautiful glowing patina in places. A pale orange flat-woven band surrounds the rug and adds life and vibrancy. The fringing is half salmon in colour and half ivory. A stunning unique rug.
My favourite aspect of this rug just has to be the glowing pale orange sheen of the rug when the light hits it, bringing vibrancy to this more traditional checkerboard patterned rug. Wonderful!"
- Circa 1970
- 2.45 m x 1.40 m / 8' 0" x 4' 7"
- 7.9 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-610
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About Ait Ouaouzguite rugs
Made by tribes belonging to the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation, these stunning woollen rugs hail from the Jbel Siroua region of Morocco which extends from the High Atlas Mountains in the north to the pre-Saharan regions in the south. They are sometimes collectively known as 'Taznakht rugs' as Taznakht is the town at the centre of this carpet weaving industry. These rugs are renowned for their high-quality silky wool, their traditional designs and their striking colours. The wool is dyed using the natural colours of surrounding plants such as saffron, madder, henna and indigo. The quality of work produced by the weavers of this region is exceptional.
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