This is an unusual vintage rug from the Jbel Siroua region, handmade by the Ait Tamassine tribe, part of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation. It boasts a symmetrical pattern of distinct Berber symbols on a field of natural dark brown undyed lustrous wool, highlighted with grey, dusky pink and muted orange tones. The border is also in a muted orange tone. This rug would be a wonderful centrepiece in a lounge or dining room. It is totally unique in its design and is in very good vintage condition.
I love the symmetrical tribal pattern on this more formal rug. The fact that it has so few colours means it’s very versatile and would just fit in nicely with a neutral colour scheme."
- Circa 1970
- 2.60 m x 1.40 m / 8' 6" x 4' 7"
- 8.0 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-611
EU (excluding Greece): £25
Other countries: please enquire
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 often 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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