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Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello
Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello
Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello
Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello
Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello
Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita - Salam Hello

Aït Tigga's Intricate Kharita

Regular price $2,490.00

Size: 5'-1" x  x 9' (1.57 x 2.75 m)
Rug Style: Kharita
Pile: Flat
Materials: 100% live sheep’s wool, organic spice dyes

The Story Behind the Weave:
This intricate rug was woven by the artisans of the village of Aït Tigga.

Aït Tigga is located about 29km east of Anzal. Anzal is home to a female weaving association that has many family ties to the village of Aït Tigga. 

Up until a year ago the only way to travel to Aït Tigga was via an off-road route. With their lack of access to the outside world they would usually send their finished rugs to the women of Anzal to sell. 

This rug style has a few different names; Golden Fingers, Kharita ("map" in Arabic) or Tazenakht. This complex weaving technique consists of a labyrinthine of geometric shapes that has the same design on both sides which allows this rug to be reversible.

Woven with 100% live sheep’s wool, the colors are created with natural vegetables and spice blends - ingredients like henna, pomegranate skin, saffron, indigo and mint to name a few. 

This Flatweave is incredibly strong and will withstand the test of time.