This is a stunning vintage handmade rug woven by the Ait Tamassine tribe of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation in the 1970s. The colours are striking, beautiful bright madder reds and henna yellow, all still very fresh despite the age of the rug. This rug features traditional Berber symbols and tribal patterns as well as images of people on camels and donkeys. A beautiful item. This rug is totally unique in its design.
1.95 m x 1.00 m / 6' 5" x 3' 3".
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.