This is a beautiful rare vintage rug from the High Atlas Mountains, handmade by the Glaoui tribe of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation circa 1960. It boasts three techniques common to rugs made by this tribe: a flat-woven base with knotted elements and hand embroidery. Dark brown and ivory woven bands are adorned with patterns in multi-coloured pile and embroidery. This is a lovely example of a classic style Glaoui rug with a unique design.
Please note, there is some discoloration in places, commensurate with a rug that is over 55 years old.
2.95 m x 1.25 m / 9' 8" x 4' 1".
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.