This is a beautiful traditional vintage rug from the High Atlas Mountains, handmade by the tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation circa 1970. It is densely knotted and features a dark brown field in natural undyed soft lustrous wool with ivory and grey tones forming a diamond lattice design. In its past life, the salmon-coloured weft has coloured the base of some of the ivory wool in the washing process, creating a beautiful glowing patina in places. A salmon flat-woven band surrounds the rug and adds life and vibrancy. The fringing is half salmon in colour and half ivory. A stunning unique rug.
2.45 m x 1.40 m / 8' 0" x 4' 7".
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.