Another treasure from our recent Moroccan travels, this vibrant rug is a classic example of Berber weaving at its best. Woven by the women of the Zemmour tribe of the Middle Atlas mountains, these kilims are among the most revered in Morocco- encompassing skills that have been passed down from mother to daughter for countless generations.
The gorgeous use of reds and a varied use of horizontal and vertical decorative motifs tell a story that is rich in Berber symbology, incorporating many life elements. The red color is derived from henna, the brown from the crushed pits of dates. Our venerable Moroccan rug merchant explained that this unique piece was embroidered using a needle from the olive wood tree.
Size: 2'7" x 5"2"
Wool, cotton, natural dyes
Condition: Good. Light age wear with some fringe partially worn off