Mid-Century Talsint Moroccan rugs were woven by the Aït Bou Ichaouen Tribe from the Figuig Province – an isolated area unknown to the carpet world until the late 1990s. These rugs were made by tribal women using traditional Berber knots with strong hits of color and bold designs. The specific way the Aït Bou Ichaouen Tribe weave their rugs using strong color and striking patterns, is unlike any of the other Berber Moroccan rugs.
Due to the harsh climate of the region, the rugs were woven with a long heavy pile and used as warm bedding, sleeping mats, and floor covering. These one-of-a-kind handmade, rugs were often handwoven to be reversible with a thicker pile on one side and flat surface on the opposite side.
Weaving rugs is one of the oldest Moroccan traditions and it is truly an art form. Each rug tells a unique story told by the weaver using specific symbols or colors. The techniques and symbols used by the weaver were passed down generation to generation. While the rugs were used to protect the body from the elements they were also meant to protect the spirit from negative energy.
Shake or beat your vintage Moroccan Talsint rug outside weekly and once a year leave it drink in the sun for a day. Vacuum using the hand attachment to prevent damage to the knots and wool fibers. Flip the rug and vacuum the opposite side every other month. Professionally wash it every few years but avoid dry cleaning or steaming.
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