A stunning vintage rug from the Siroua region of Morocco, handmade by the tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite Confederation in the 1930s. It is made from very good quality wool and is still in excellent condition given that it is over 80 years old! The striking blue field is adorned with a regular tribal pattern using natural dyes of saffron and madder, and surrounded by borders echoing the highlight colours to give a lovely effect. This rug was bought from the weaver's family at a fair price and they say it was kept for special occasions hence the well-kept nature of this Moroccan rug. Rugs of this nature are rare and very hard to find. A true work of art.
I love everything about this rug – the colours, the symmetry, the tribal patterns. Wish I had somewhere to place it in my home – but sadly I don’t."
- Circa 1930
- 2.50 m x 1.40 m / 8' 2" x 4' 7"
- 6.4 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-636
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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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