A gorgeous vintage rug from the Siroua region of Morocco, handmade by the tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation in the 1930s. A central panel features a lattice design with tribal patterns which is surrounded by a border of larger tribal motifs and flowers. Tapestry banding finishes off the rug beautifully. A limited colour palette of grey, orange and very dark brown gives this rug a sense of uniformity. The orange weft shows through in places giving a lovely glow to the sheen of the rug and complementing the design. Rugs of this nature are rare and very hard to find. This rug was bought from the weaver's family who authenticate its provenance. Wear commensurate with age. An amazing and unusual rug that is over 80 years old.
The colours of this rug are stunning. The shades of orange and grey just complement each other perfectly. A quality rug.
2.75 m x 1.40 m / 9' 0" x 4' 7".
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.