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A VINTAGE AIT BOU ICHAOUEN CARPET

A VINTAGE AIT BOU ICHAOUEN CARPET

2,600.00

Morocco, circa mid-century

An unusual and large vintage carpet from the Ait Bou Ichaouen tribe and originally woven as a family sleeping rug. The hatched symmetrical ladder motifs are formed into lozenges within which are embedded cross motifs. The deep blood red-maroon palette is combined with and bordered by black. Woven in all pure hand spun wool, with a neat hand trimmed pile, the carpet is finished with large areas of flat weave bands at both end. (Some restoration as found)

The Ait Bou Ichaouen inhabit one of the remotest and most isolated regions of Morocco - the far eastern reaches of the High Atlas Mountains, where they meet the Sahara. There rugs are marked by their use of strong seemingly complex graphics and bold colours

Dimensions : L370cm x W190cm

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