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The Hidden Tribe

tawnza

$1.500

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Meaning: Hair bangs

  • Type: Pile Knot Rug
  • Origin:  Beni Ourain.
  • Dimension: 
  • Technique: Pile Knot weave
  • Decoration and Symbology: In this carpet the weaver placed a diamond (made of little diamonds) inside a ladder frame on top of an Off-White field. The frame is the male element, represented by a ladder in the right and left sides while the top and bottom is made of black and off-white triangles (female element representing the vulva) outlined by a straight line (male element).  
  • Knot style: Berber 
  • Wool velvet: Off-White
  • Fringe: Thick, plaited and stopped by a simple knot
  • Material: Wool
  • Wrap: Off-White
  • Weft: Off-White for the field, black for the diamonds and the frame.
  • Bottom end: Finished by an assemblage of threads into braided fringes and a horizontal black thread (chevron style).  
  • Top end: Finished by an assemblage of threads into braided fringes and a horizontal black thread (chevron style). 

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