this is a great Tribal Glaoua Moroccan rug, green field with flower and geometrical design hand woven by women from high atlas mountains.
For centuries the tribal people of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains have passed down the delicate art of rug-weaving. In Northern Africa rugs are not only a practical asset to the home, they are an integral part of the culture. Hand-knotted rugs are the preferred gift of people of high social rank and are also a traditional wedding gift.
This Tribal Glaoua rug exquisite design features a traditional tribal pattern High Atlas Mountains. Ait Ouaouzguite and the Glaoua. For thousands of years, their weaving has been famous for the quality of the wool used and for their striking colors (produced by natural dyes).
Today’s women weavers continue to use these ancient methods expertly, despite the introduction of chemicals many years ago. They still make an orangey yellow from henna, an indigo blue, a madder red, a natural bluish black and a natural green.
An unusual Glaoua emphasizing texture, with pattern knotted on a banded ivory and brown flat weave ground. Vertical stippled columns of the low pile are woven in an attractive palette of red, salmon, apricot, faded purple, brown and ivory. The combination of wool and goat hair.