Vintage and One Off Textiles


TRADITIONAL LARGE MERGOUM

Made in Southern Tunisia 
1970s
Wool
Impeccable condition
Dimensions: 4m x 3m

Mergoum have been produced since ancient times. Mergoum are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. They are heavier than a Kilim.

This Tunisian Mergoum is composed of parallel  stripes of various colours. Traditionally manufactured by nomads from the South, it was once used to cover the litters of camels or serve as a separation in the tents. Berber motifs featured in this rug include:

The diamond shape, situated predominatnly in the middle, is a symbol for protection against the evil eye
the chessboard triangles running in bands are a traditional symbol of celestial experiences.

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