• Image of Zanafi & Ait Ouarda Kilim Rug
  • Image of Zanafi & Ait Ouarda Kilim Rug
  • Image of Zanafi & Ait Ouarda Kilim Rug

A DARING INSPIRATION. Unusual and collectible. The stunning combination of two different tribal weavings is unlike any others we have seen before. Created by the Berber Zanafi tribe, the bold graphic style of black and ivory patterns are embellished with two patches of colorful latticework designs. The strong emboldened lozenge patterning is enhanced by the restricted embellishments of color which resemble an appliqué like effect. Handwoven, using wool fibers and natural dyes, this rug displays an intricate textile delicacy.

The colorful portion of this expressive vintage kilim was woven by the Berber tribe of the Ait Ouarda, a sub group of the Ait Ouaouzguite which inhabits a region between the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas mountains in Morocco. Th indigenous sheep supply the wool. Renown for their outstanding weaving skills, the Ouaouzguite women have been reputed for their skillful invention of combining glorious colors, textures and motifs. The dyes are natural and obtained from local roots, flowers and berries. The varied patterns and symbols are related to the natural world: wind, rivers, desert dunes and fertility.

Perfect as a wall hanging, textile accent or area rug.

33" X 84" including fringe

MATERIAL: Sheepwool, with natural vegetable dyes

Very good vintage condition

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