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an exhibition in the Vienna gallery, Schleifmuehlgasse 13, 15 th of March to 9 th of April 2005
 
The Ourika Valley in the High Atlas region of southern Morocco , a place of idyllic beauty, has been a popular tourist destination since the period of the French protectorate. So it was surprising to discover that a previously unrecorded group of highly graphic Berber kilims, which had first appeared on the market as late as 2000, were made there.
The kilims are entirely woven from natural light and dark coloured wool and are further defined by the use of characteristic lensshaped motifs.
Our exhibition goes along with an article in HALI , London, issue 139, March / April 2005 and shows some masterpieces of the Ourika flatweaves as well as two very fine mantles called akhnif , one coming from the Ourika valley, the other one being one of the oldest known examples from the Ait Ouaouzguite confederation in the Jebel Siroua area.
 
The HALI article is re-published in the editorial section of our website.
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kilim exhibition 1

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kilim exhibition 3

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kilim exhibition 2

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kilim exhibition 4

 
 

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