This is a beautiful vintage rug from the High Atlas Mountains, handmade by the tribes of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation circa 1980. It could easily be confused with being a rug from the Boujad region, but it was actually made in the Jbel Siroua region. It features traditional tribal patterns woven in a more formal manner in horizontal rows, the colour palette of each tribal motif being different from the next. Shades of orange, red, pink, green and ivory wool intermingle. A stunning rug.
Please note, this rug is slightly longer on one side than the other (see photos).
3.20 m x 1.85 m / 10' 6" x 6' 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.