Category Archives: High Atlas

azilal moucheté

This white carpet is heavily spotted of black dots, as per one of the traditionnal practices of the Aït Bou Ouli or Bou Guemmez tribal traditions that inspired it. Woven…

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tazenakht blanc

This black and white carpet is new, woven in a workshop in the Tazenakht region, south of the Jbel Sirwa in southern Morocco. It displays a design wovne in the…

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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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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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dotted azilal

Here is a nice example of those dotted carpets found with the Aït Bou Ouli or Bou Guemmez, berber tribe living in the high valleys of the central High Atlas…

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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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Here is a large tent rug (tharashna) from the Ait Bu Ichaouen. A tribe of sheep breeders living in the High Atlas far east of Morocco. Using an open field…

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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, new, comes from the Tazenakht region, in south-western Morocco, and was most probably woven in the jbel Siroua mountains that overlook this main souk village. It is woven…

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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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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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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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Here is another carpet from the Azilal region. It has beeen  woven by Bou Ouli ou Bou Guemmez people. Their carpets are traditionnally of black designs over a white field.…

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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 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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