This 50-55 year old piece is a relic of the ancient wool shawl (called a taghnaste). Amazigh women belonging to the Aït Ayache Tribe commonly wore this particular shawl, or cape, into the early 20th century. Among the Amazigh, textile designs signify tribal identity. Morocco has a high diversity of tribes, tribal confederations, languages and tribal dialects. Articles of clothing such as this, serve as visual extensions of each village and culture.
- Length : 6'5" (77’’)
- Width : 3'7" (43")
- Material : lamb wool with natural dyes
- Type : Throw Rug, Throw Blanket, Wall Decor
- Style : Handira / Boho Chic / Moroccan / Berber
- Tribe : Aït Ayache
- Region : High Atlas