Zemmour Rugs

Zemmour Rugs

The Zemmour rug

the weavings of the region of Zemmour are characterized by their red coloring and designs which, though closely connected to the western Middle Atlas group, are more varied and contain more vivid colors. These differences are significant enough to justify a category separate from middle Atlas weavings.

symmetrical compositons occur in many of the weavings. The knotted pile rugs are decorated with geometric motifs predominate on red fields with 15 to 25 Berber knots per square inch. The primary format in the flat weaves involves panels composed by areas of plainweave. A pattern associated with Zemmour weavings includes a triuangular motif made up of smaller triangles of contrasting colors that alternate in opposing horizontal directions. As in Middle atlas flat weaves, white cotton is used to enhance the design elements.