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Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage - Salam Hello
Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage - Salam Hello
Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage - Salam Hello
Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage - Salam Hello
Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage - Salam Hello

Ait Hamou Protective Mixed Vintage

Regular price $605.00

Size: 4'-7" x 6'-9" (1.40 x 2.08 m)
Rug Style: Vintage Hand-Knot x Flatweave (40+ years old)
Pile: Flat base with low pile design accents
Materials: 100% live sheep’s wool, natural spice blends for dye

The Story Behind the Weave:
This vintage Amazigh rug is over 40 years old and comes from the village of Ait Hamou.

Located nearby the Association Le Vieux Village, the women of Ait Hamou work closely with the collective of women artisans just outside of Tazenakht. Mlouka, pictured, is the matriarch of the collective women weavers. 

This vintage rug was made from 100% natural sheep's wool and it's thought the artisan used locally sourced spices and plants to dye the wool. 

In more traditional rug design the symbolism is often representative of well wishes for the artisan's life or those surrounding her. For example, the trellis-like design is thought to represent a good luck charm in the Amazigh culture which symbolizes protection & luck. 

With proper care, this piece will continue to charm for many years to come.