Ait Ouaouzguite Hanbel | Rory
SIZE | 147 cm x 194 cm (4’8” x 6’11”)
AGE | Approximately 50 years old
MATERIALS | 100% wool
PILE | Flatwoven
ORIGIN | Ait Ouaouzguite Tribe (Jebel Siroua region)
This hanbel (local word for flatweave/kilim) was hand woven by the Ait Ouaouzguite tribal confederation in the Jebel Siroua region of southern Morocco, circa 1960/70's. The field is cream and black stripes, accented with motifs in orange, red, and hints of mauve and blue. There is some mild discoloration in parts of the cream field, characteristic of a hanbel this age. Please see last two photos for details. The overall piece has a beautiful patina and is in excellent vintage condition.
Vintage Berber rugs were not made for production, but as functional pieces to be used for many years and passed down through generations. The colors and patterns are a combination of traditional Berber symbolism and the personal expressions of the woman who made it. No two are the same.
Note: Each of these pieces has a story that started long before it’s arrival to June + Blue and may show signs of wear and fading. These imperfections are signs of authenticity and character, not flaws. Anything of note is included in the listing. All rugs are cleaned, and any repairs needed are done in Morocco before exporting.
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