A gorgeous Taznakht rug, made by hand circa 1990 by tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite Confederation. The main field of the rug is woven in just three natural colours - grey, ivory and black - on an orange warp and weft backing. Over the years the orange has tinted parts of the base of the wool to give a lovely orange hue. There is one mark on this rug caused by henna (see photo); in Berber culture this is considered to be a blessing. It also authenticates that this is an original rug used in a home. The patterns are distinctly tribal. A lovely addition to any home.
A beautiful neutral coloured rug
2.50 m x 1.50 m / 8' 2" x 4' 11".
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.