Aït Tigga's Symbolic Olive Zanafi

$1,895.00
  • Aït Tigga's Symbolic Olive Zanafi - Salam Hello
  • Aït Tigga's Symbolic Olive Zanafi - Salam Hello
  • Aït Tigga's Symbolic Olive Zanafi - Salam Hello
  • Aït Tigga's Symbolic Olive Zanafi - Salam Hello

Made By

Aït Tigga

Aït Tigga is a Village located about 29 kilometers east of the Village Anzal. Up until a year ago, Aït Tigga was only accessible via an off-road route, so the artisans of the Village would send their rugs to the women of Anzal to sell on their behalf. Thanks to a new road, the artisans of Aït Tigga are now able to sell independently. This collective of 12 artisans weave a variety of rug styles, but their specialty is called Kharita ("map" in Arabic). This complex weaving technique consists of a labyrinthine of geometric shapes and has the same design on both sides, making the rugs reversible.

Number of Artisans: 12
Region: Siroua
Rug Techniques: Flatweave, Hanbel, Zanafi, Low Hand-Knot, Kharita, Mixed Techniques

Rug Style

Zanafi

The Zanafi weaving technique comes from the High Atlas Mountains.

This technique requires the highest level of skill and concentration. Each row is created with an intricate system of counting. This style is extra special as it's reversible.

The Zanafi rug is also known for its side tassels, but can be woven without them on request.