A visually exciting handwoven woollen rug from the Taznakht region, made by the Ait Ouaouzguite Tribal Confederation circa the year 1980. The stunning background field is in a beautiful yellow ochre shade with symbolic tribal patterns and depictions of everyday life (such as animals, flowers and teapots) symmetrically placed in complementary reds and grey all around a central cross shape. A real conversation piece for your home.
This rug is such a beauty. The ochre colour reminds me of the gorgeous Moroccan sunsets we see on our travels and I like the simplistic animal depictions that represent everyday life. Love it!
1.90 m x 1.05 m / 6' 3" x 3' 5".
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.