Vintage Mauritanian Sahara mat “rug” with striped design
Produced by the nomadic Tuareg tribes of Mauritania - the Tuareg mats are handmade with reed and decorated with leather.
Dimensions :291 cm x 490 cm =9.5 ft x 16 ft very old rug
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.