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WOVEN BAGS AND ARTIFACTS 4

IN ADDITION TO PILED RUGS and flat weaves the Berbers of the Moroccan mountain ranges weave many artifacts for use in their homes. Among the most numerous are rectangular weavings which are folded in half and stitched and then become cushions and pillows. A small opening is left on a long side sufficient for various fillings to be inserted by hand. Bags of all sizes range from the tiny which contain precious items of jewellery, spices or dried fruit to the huge which are filled with grain.

Saddle bags for transport of goods by horse or donkey are common.

Finely woven bags are still made as dowry pieces.

Many items of clothing are woven for daily use or ceremonies and special occasions.

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MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS TENT BAG. The clues to precise origin lie in the particular shades of red, green, purple and orange which are found in the weavings of the Ait Ruig Berbers in the eastern High Atlas. Colour illustrations of a bag and a carpet are shown as Plates 17 and 95 in the authoratitive book "Ait Bou Ichaouen - Weavings of a Nomadic Berber Tribe" by Alfred and Suzanne Saulniers. This particular bag would also serve as a cushion. Reference 2623, Size 58 x 32cms. 24 x 13 inches. Euros 115.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS TENT BAG. The clues to precise origin lie in the particular shades of red, green, purple and orange which are found in the weavings of the Ait Ruig Berbers in the eastern High Atlas. Colour illustrations of a bag and a carpet are shown as Plates 17 and 95 in the authoratitive book "Ait Bou Ichaouen - Weavings of a Nomadic Berber Tribe" by Alfred and Suzanne Saulniers. This particular bag would also serve as a cushion. Reference 2623, Size 58 x 32cms. 24 x 13 inches. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS TENT BAG. Known as "aalau" which is a squarish, partly piled bag usually woven by Berber women of the Ait Bou Ichaouen in the eastern High Atlas. The bag is given to a daughter prior to marriage and is subsequently used to contain either jewellery or clothing or sometimes ready-spun wool. It is fastened at the top by hand plaited rope which passes through a line of slits. This piece has been opened out and when in use would be folded in half and both sides joined together. The tassels at the midway stage would then hang down. The top row consists of an interesting design of 5 Berber tents. Weaving of this type is well described in "Ait Bou Ichaouen-Weaving of a Nomadic Berber Tribe" by Alfred and Suzanne Saulniers. It is a fascinating and collectable piece. Reference 2620. Size opened out 84 x 56cms. 2ft.9in. x 1ft.10in. Euros 170.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS TENT BAG. Known as "aalau" which is a squarish, partly piled bag usually woven by Berber women of the Ait Bou Ichaouen in the eastern High Atlas. The bag is given to a daughter prior to marriage and is subsequently used to contain either jewellery or clothing or sometimes ready-spun wool. It is fastened at the top by hand plaited rope which passes through a line of slits. This piece has been opened out and when in use would be folded in half and both sides joined together. The tassels at the midway stage would then hang down. The top row consists of an interesting design of 5 Berber tents. Weaving of this type is well described in "Ait Bou Ichaouen-Weaving of a Nomadic Berber Tribe" by Alfred and Suzanne Saulniers. It is a fascinating and collectable piece. Reference 2620. Size opened out 84 x 56cms. 2ft.9in. x 1ft.10in. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS BAG. Sometimes these bags, known as "aalau" are woven in pairs and used as a gift from the bride's mother to her daughter and son-in-law. It is the work of the Ait Bou Ichaouen Berbers of the far east High Atlas. It is old and in great condition with original tassels, overcasting and handle. It was probably subsequently used to store jewellery and precious items. The design is of repeated Berber fertility symbols. Reference 2624. Size 37 x 36cms. 1ft.2in.square. Euros 110.

MOROCCAN BERBER HIGH ATLAS BAG. Sometimes these bags, known as "aalau" are woven in pairs and used as a gift from the bride's mother to her daughter and son-in-law. It is the work of the Ait Bou Ichaouen Berbers of the far east High Atlas. It is old and in great condition with original tassels, overcasting and handle. It was probably subsequently used to store jewellery and precious items. The design is of repeated Berber fertility symbols. Reference 2624. Size 37 x 36cms. 1ft.2in.square. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM/FLAT WEAVE. A small and finely woven piece which may have been for a dowry and subsequently put to use as a cloth upon which to serve tea on special occasions. The undyed charcoal and white colours for the base kilim have been embellished with two rows of henna and madder coloured wool, unique to the High Atlas, for additional design. Reference 2765. Size 81 x 43 cms., or 2ft. 8ins. x 1ft. 5ins. Euros 120.

MOROCCAN BERBER KILIM/FLAT WEAVE. A small and finely woven piece which may have been for a dowry and subsequently put to use as a cloth upon which to serve tea on special occasions. The undyed charcoal and white colours for the base kilim have been embellished with two rows of henna and madder coloured wool, unique to the High Atlas, for additional design. Reference 2765. Size 81 x 43 cms., or 2ft. 8ins. x 1ft. 5ins. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN BERBER WINTER CLOTHING - Never be cold again! The winters in the eastern High Atlas mountains are so cold that desperate weather requires desperate measures. These trousers were knitted by a shepherd in the Azilal region who used the same undyed, hand spun wool as that which is used for rugs. The winter dress of these, together with a hooded cape of the same wool, provides protection from wind, snow and cold. Reference 2766. Length 150 cms. Slim fit. Euros 240.

MOROCCAN BERBER WINTER CLOTHING - Never be cold again! The winters in the eastern High Atlas mountains are so cold that desperate weather requires desperate measures. These trousers were knitted by a shepherd in the Azilal region who used the same undyed, hand spun wool as that which is used for rugs. The winter dress of these, together with a hooded cape of the same wool, provides protection from wind, snow and cold. Reference 2766. Length 150 cms. Slim fit. CLOSE UP.