Here is a marvellous and exceptionnal rug coming from a village in the High Atlas mountains above the Ourika valley, south of Marrakech. The carpets from this origin mix little spun natural brown and white wool knots with vividly colored knots made of wool or most often of rag with the most recent ones. They were discovered and came on the Marrakech souk in 2007, but have remained in small numbers. Displaying strong and very original graphics, in an always open field, the oldest pieces may include figurative items and stay within only 4 colors (natural white and brown, dyed blue and red). Ca 1990 – Dimensions: ca 245 x 125 cm / 8’2″ x 4’2″.
Was part of the “DECORUM” exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris,
then at Power Station of Art in Shanghaï, in 2013/2014