This is a beautiful rug made by the nomadic Ait Bou Ichaouen tribe circa the year 2000. It is wonderfully soft underfoot, woven using natural undyed wool in cream and brown. The design comprises tribal lozenge shapes and motifs. A gorgeous unique piece.
2.00 m x 1.75 m / 6' 7" x 5' 9".
Ait Bou Ichaouen rugs, also known as Talsint rugs, are tribal carpets handwoven by women in remote areas of north-east Morocco between the Atlas Mountains and the Algerian border. This tribe predominantly live in tents and their rug designs are heavily inspired by the surrounding natural landscape – mountain peaks and valleys – as well as their personal awareness of their calling to bear children and motherhood. The colours and patterns used in weaving are often bold and striking, creating a strong visual impact.