Vintage Ait Bou Ichaouen Hanbel| Rosie
SIZE | 176 cm x 260 cm (5’9” x 8'6”)
AGE | 55- 65 years
MATERIALS | 100% wool
PILE | Mixed (flat woven with raised pile accents)
ORIGIN | Ait Bou Ichaouen tribe (Talsint Region)
Rare Ait Bou Ichaouen find from late 1950's/early 1960's. Ait Bou Ichaouen hanbels of this age and style are few and far between, especially in such remarkable condition. It combines flat weaving and pile knots, as seen in the raised pattern throughout the rug. The background is made of horizontal flat woven stripes in shades of pink, mauve, mint, dark grey, red, and yellow. The raised pattern adds a second layer of texture to the rug, and uses the same colors seen in the striped background. The over all color of the rug has a muted pink tone to it.
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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