Tuareg mat 8x15 Vintage African Leather and reed Tuareg Mat
The reed mats are a part of Saharan history, and very few artists still practice this art work, having received their heritage from ancestors. The mats often exhibit symbolic patterns representing small models of the Universe. They could also be viewed as symbolic representations of Life in the process of constant flux, being perpetually renewed through contact with the divine source at the center of the cosmos. This attractive large mat will bring a greater dimension to the modern living space, enriching it with ancient truths and traditional esthetics. Use it on a patio, a large living room or as a floor covering at a wedding ceremony.
Dimensions : 241 cm x 466 cm = 7.9 ft x 15.3 ft very old rug ,
Age : 70-80 years old
Origin : Nomads in Moroccan sahara
The elegance and beauty of the Tuareg peoples, their dress and exquisite ornament, their large white riding camels, their refined song, speech and dance - all have been subjects of rhapsodic descriptions. Spectacular Tuareg reed and camel leather mats are indispensable features of nomadic lifestyle. Made to withstand the harshest climatic conditions of nomadic life, these mats are incredibly durable and practical. The ornament of this mat can be viewed as a “map of life” with its crosses representing the meeting of the earthly and heavenly life, human-like figures, astrological symbols and Tifinar - one of the few purely geometric writing systems.
The simple natural beige background is contrasted by dark red and black colors of the depicted symbols. This mat can be installed in any modern space bringing traditional dimension to the interior.
The ornament of this mat can be viewed as a “map of life” with its crosses representing the unity of the earthly and heavenly life, human-like figures, and astrological symbols.