This is a striking vintage rug from the Jbel Siroua region, handmade by the Ait Tamassine tribe, part of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation. It boasts lozenge shapes and other traditional tribal designs woven into a stunning design. It has a lustrous sheen to it. Colours are predominantly red, orange and jade on a neutral field. A lovely central piece for any room of your home. There is a small repair (see picture 5) which does not detract from this treasured rug.
This must have been a much-loved rug for it to have been repaired."
- Circa 1990
- 2.90 m x 1.40 m / 9' 6" x 4' 7"
- 8.2 kg
- Ref: AOZ-ZRB-625
EU (excluding Greece): £25
Other countries: please enquire
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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