Category Archives: Tribal / Vintage carpets

This bucharuit runner carpet has a pile made of yarns and rags. This builds an elegant mosaic of pale colors and tones, with a bit of checkerboard elements. Period: ca…

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This a very nice large red Mrirt carpet with a plain field. Woven in center north Middle Atlas of Morocco.  The abrashed field exemplifies a domestic wool dyeing. The wool…

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Saddle rug from the Aït Wauzguit people in the jbel Sirwa, south of Marrakech . This piece of weaving was sewed to the mule saddle. Period : ca 1970 –…

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This carpet originates in the mountains above the Ourika valley, south of Marrakech – The losangic grid system is a practice common to most moroccan berber tribes . Period: ca…

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Here is another bucharuit hanbel, made of flatwoven pieces of rag. The design is madde of a succession of stripes of triangles, in between stripes of fine lines.  The triangle…

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This hanbel is made of bucharuit, the word for rag in dialectal moroccan language. This practice, that emerged probably in the mid 20th century but was identified and valued not…

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This is what we usually call a runner carpet, but actually a quite unusual Aït Wauzguit tribal carpet because of its width – 60 cm/ 24″.  With this origin, and…

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Here a sirwa carpet mixing berber and oriental elements. Where the colors are definitely part of the local practices, the origins of the constituting parts vary: the blue abrashed field…

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This is a fairly typical wauzguit carpet re the period it belongs to, the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. Over a deep blue fied surrounded by a dorder made…

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This is a rather small Aït Wauzguit carpet, where this origine often used to produce long narrow pieces to fit their reception rooms. It is woven using nice mountain wool…

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This so called “Azilal carpet” actually originates with the Aït Bou Guemmez or Aït Bou Ouli berber tribes, settled in high valleys of the central High Atlas, south of Azilal.…

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Here  is a superb Aït Wauzguit hanbel, this tribe settled in Jbel Sirwa, south of The High Atlas, south of Marrakech. The weaving is dual, with wide spreads of flat…

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tapis tadla

This carpet originates in the Beni Mellal region and the Tadla; it displays a design made of multicolored hexagones spread over an equally multicolored series of stripes. Totally open, with…

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ait bou guemmez azilal

“Et quoi au-delà?” Large and beautiful Aït Bou Guemmez carpet, using handwoven wools for pile and warps over cotton wefts. The idea of the square grid reminds of the simple…

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ourika hanbel

This hanbel originates above the Ourika valley, south of Marrakech, in western Hign Atlas. It is woven using wools of natural colors, but for those dyed red. It originally is…

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tamassine

This carpets was woven by Aït Tamassine people, a berber tribe belonging to the Aït Ouaouzguit confederation and living in the Jbel Siroua, south west Morocco. It is woven using…

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sektana

This rug comes from the Sektana people, a berber settled in the north-eastern part of the Anti Atlas, in south western Morocco. Diverse and numerous vivid colors are typical of…

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sektana

This long weaving is a hanbel from the Sektana people, living in north eastern Anti-Atlas, neighbours to the Zenaga tribe. Very limited, hence rare, their production of rugs and hanbel…

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ait sgougou

Here is a carpet from the small Ait Sgugu berber tribe, settled in central Middle Atlas. The field of this carpet displays an orange abrash made according to the use…

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tapis béni mguild

Here is another Beni Mguild carpet: when the first one displays a field with a losangical grid, this one shows ( more visible on the reverse side) a number of…

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Tapis moyen atlas rouge

This carpet finds its origin with the Beni Mguild berber tribe in central Middle Atlas south of Fes in Morocco. It is entirely made of hanspun wools and knotted using…

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asachu

This is an “asachu”, a large weaving meant to cover the stacking of carpets, blankets and bags assembled in the center of the Aït Bou Ichaouen tent, separating the reception/men’s…

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Ourika berber rug, from Sidi Fadma. This rug is most probably of an ancient type, even though not very old itself. It uses a limited number of colors, geometric elements…

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ourika

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…

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This is a very nice Rehamna main carpet, dating back to the 1950’s and coming from the Hauz of Marrakech. Tent rug, it is quite Land woven using the symetric…

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Dating back to the 1950/60’s, this superb vintage Aït Ouaouzguit carpet originates more precisely with the Aït Tamassine, a berber tribe living in eastern Jbel Siroua, close to Anzel. It…

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This carpet belongs to the east end of the vast plain ranging from the Atlantic ocean to the Middle Atlas, with the Hauz of Marrakech on its western side. A…

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We are here facing a carpet originating in the eastern end of the Hauz of Marrakech, close to the Tadla plains. The carpets of that region belong to people whose…

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This hanbel comes from the Demnat area, east of Marrakech, according to the person who collected it in the field. Although there is no documentation to sustain this saying, the…

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“Wauzguit parade” This carpet definitely belongs to the Wauzguit people living in the Jbel Sirwa in south western Morocco. Woven using nice and silky wools, with rows separated by more…

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This is a vintage Aït Bou Guemmez or Aït Bou Ouli carpet; but very unusual. Those tribes commonly produce white carpets with dark designs; this carpet is a kind of…

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Here is a nice little carpet originating in the Tadla plain. East of the Hauz of Marrakech, and north of the High Atlas. Woven using various types of fibers, all…

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This carpet comes from the  mountains above the Azilal city, woven by Bou Ouli ou Bou Guemmez people, whose carpets are traditionnally of black designs over a white field; here…

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This is a carpet from the Beni Alaham, a tribe of berber people, neighbours to the Beni Ouarain. Their carpets are fairly close to the Beni Ouarain carpets, for both…

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This superb Aït Bou Ichaouen carpet is typical from this berber people. They  used to live under tents in the far eastern High Atlas of Morocco. This rug  is woven…

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This Azilal carpet  is either an Aït Bou Ouli or Aït  Bou Guemmez berber tribal carpet. It comes from high valleys in the central High Atlas. The theme is fairly…

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This carpet shows a typical Ourika design, as per its origin, while retaining only one theme that additionnally is simplified, leading to a very graphic and elegant result. It is…

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This is a very unusal berber carpet originating in the Demnat area, in the central High Atlas. It displays strong vivid colors, much appreciated by local populations, mixed with some…

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Here is another carpet from the Tadla region in central Morocco. As many other such carpets, it  draws its architecture and elements from ancient arabic and berber themes. These have…

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bujad, orange carpet

This carpet is woven using handspun wools knotted over industrial wool wefts and rag warps.  This  Bujad carpet displays an abrashed field hold within a white frame of undyed white…

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  Unusual black “glaoua” carpet most probably from the Aït Makhlef tribe in Jbel Sirwa, south western Morocco. It is woven using handspun wools over coton warps. This glaoua carpet…

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  Here is a  superb Bou Ouli or Bou Guemmez carpet.  It originates in the mountains just over the city of Azilal down the northern slopes of the central High…

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Here is an elegant rug originating with the Ait Bou Ouli or Ait Bou Guemmez in the high valleys of the central High Atlas of Morocco. Over a white open…

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Un autre très beau tapis des Aït Bou Ouli ou Bou Guemmez, tribu berbère du Haut-Atlas central. Sur des chaines de coton, il associe des trames de laines naturelles et…

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