This is a beautiful rare so-called Glaoui vintage rug from the High Atlas Mountains, handmade by the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation circa 1960, likely from the Ait Khozema tribe. It boasts techniques common to rugs made by this tribe: a flat-woven base with knotted elements. Dark brown and light woven bands are adorned with patterns in multi-coloured pile. This is a lovely example of a classic Glaoui-style rug with a unique design.
Please note, there is some discoloration in places, commensurate with a rug that is almost 60 years old.
This old Glaoui rug is rare. There are not many of these authentic rugs around anymore. I like the orderly nature of this rug, even stripes (more or less), the woollen pile that divides the rug into distinct sections and then surrounds it on three sides, also the traditional colouring and texture. Beautiful.
2.95 m x 1.25 m / 9' 8" x 4' 1".
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 and are made by tribes belonging to the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation. They are sometimes collectively known as 'Taznakht rugs' as Taznakht is the carpet capital of this area. These rugs are renowned for their high quality silky wool, their traditional designs and their striking colours. The quality of work produced by the weavers of this region is exceptional. Glaoui rugs from the Telouet region of the High Atlas are also made by tribes of the Ait Ouaouzgite tribal confederation and are traditionally flat-woven rugs with knotted embellishment. They are highly collectible.