The Zayane or ”Izaïanes” rug comes from the Ait Oumalou Amazigh tribe of Morocco. Amalou is a Berber word that means “shadow”. It’s a word used to designate the Middle Atlas Atlas Mountains where the Amazigh, semi-nomadic stands, which inhabit the “shadowy slope”, a steep, wooded terrain with difficult access and harsh climate that will forge the tenacious temperament of the Berber personality. The Ait Oumalous were reputed to be indomitable, eager for excessive independence, which explains why the Zayan tribe is renowned for its attachment to the ancient land and their struggle for independence. We can see this value in the rugs that the women woven. The motifs are not always clear and the dominant colors are strong and rather dark. Clearly, such handmade authentic rugs aren’t comparable to industrial rugs, because they have character and stories behind. They are not just rugs, but also an important heritage that is transcended from generation to generation.
● Dimensions: (210 x 363 cm) – (6′ 10″ x 11′ 10″ feet)
● Weight: 19 Kg
● Region: Middle Atlas, Khenifra
● Style: asymmetrical, bohemian, contemporary design
● Colors: purple, beige, egyptian blue, jade green, trombone yellow
● Material: wool
● Age: estimated 1980’s
● Pile: medium pile
● Shipment: free worldwide shipping via DHL, FedEx or UPS
● Payment: Paypal, CreditCard, Bank transfer
Please note: Take into consideration that you will acquire a handmade product and not an industrial work made by machines. There may be slight imperfections in the shape or pattern as this is a vintage item, but all our rugs are professionally restored and washed before they are shipped.
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