This skilfully woven ‘Zanafi’ (hanbel) rug was recently made in the Taznakht region of Morocco. The fine weaving uses natural black wool with contrasting ivory wool to make a tapestry style rug with intricate lozenge and geometric designs. The tufts have been left exposed all the way along the sides of the rug as a feature of the design. Knotted wool patterns in the same colour wool have been added to the flat woven surface of the rug to give added texture and a unique personality to this work of art.
A wonderfully stylish piece of modern art in monochrome. Bought from the weaver who said it took her two months to make. There is just so much work in this piece. It’s gorgeous and unique.
2.10 m x 1.05 m / 6' 10" x 3' 5".
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.