Wild Style - Ait Bou Ichaouen Asachu


 This Wild and wonderful Ait Bou Ichaouen piece is called an Asachu in the region and would have been used as a tent divider and a display of the weaver's prowess.  Similar in size to the Ait Bou Ichaouen sleeping rugs this piece displays a mixed weaving technique that has a sort of relief-like affect.  Wild and wonderful collectors piece.

Size: 13' x 6'4"

Confederation: Ait Segrouchene du Sud

Tribe: Ait Bou Ichaouen

Region: Eastern High Atlas (Talsint)

Pile: Medium/high/mixed

Knots: Symmetric

Age: 1970's or 80's

Condition: Very good... fringes intact and minor repairs

*Asachu were originally made as tent dividers and were prestige pieces often made to show off the weaver's skill.  Due to the fact they were hung as walls instead of on the ground, older pieces can still be in great condition.  Their structure also makes them great as rugs.