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Zaïane. Tend band

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Morocco

Lenght: 210 cm

Width: 22 cm

MA1009-006
€175.00


An outstanding old flat woven tend or -jaima- band from the Berber tribe of the Zaïane inhabiting the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is made of sheep wool, goat hair and cotton. It features the wonderful work and rich design for which the Zaïane are deservingly among the most reputed weavers in Morocco. The decoration included a wide array of Berber geometric motifs, all of them having a strong prophylactic purpose, such as diamond grid, zigzags, triangles, etc.  These kind of bands are used as an element to brace the walls and other parts of the traditional -jaima- and prevent collapsing. A piece of tribal art.


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