This is a beautiful traditional vintage rug from the Znaga tribe who inhabit the region south and south-west of Taznakht. It was woven in the 1980s and features a diamond lattice pattern in natural wool with a central yellow boxed motif. Berber symbols adorn this central pattern including depictions of camels and a teapot as well as other more geometric symbols. This rug is totally unique and fascinating in its design.
An eye-catching rug with beautiful shifting colour hues throughout the field. The central panel depicts the weaver’s story, showing camels, flowers and teapots, all finding safety within a tribal motif."
- Circa 1980
- 2.40 m x 1.55 m / 7' 10" x 5' 1"
- 6.2 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-612
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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 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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