A beautiful vintage rug from the Siroua region of Morocco, handmade by the tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite Confederation circa 1940. The black field is the base for intricate tribal motifs such as lozenges and ‘the eye’ symbol of protection, as well as depictions of nature, all in harmonious colours. A real work of art, synonymous with the Taznakht region and in excellent condition for its age. There is a little wear to the tassel area at one end (see photos). This is an absolutely stunning vintage rug handmade in the Taznakht region some 75 years ago!
The colours of this Taznakht rug are stunning – despite it being over 75 years old! The orange and red particularly stand out beautifully against the very dark background, and the light blue complements. I just love the flower depictions too! A classic tribal rug, perfect as a centrepiece in any home. Bought at a fair price from the daughter of the weaver, herself in her 60s!"
- Circa 1940
- 2.50 m x 1.50 m / 8' 2" x 4' 11"
- 7.30 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-629
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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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