A Klim rug from SidiBouzid wowed me--whoa what color! I love looking at it and trying to figure out the wonkiness (the design is slightly off).
But I'm not sure I could live with it. Over the top!
Much calmer, this Klim rug comes from Kasserine; sedate with a nice border.
Can't resist the blue rugs as they are less frequent.
This Mergoum rug from Gafsa contains a wonderful series of colors that blend from one to the other in part because of the designs within each wide stripe.
An unusual black and white structured mergoum rug beckoned to me. Black and white is always dramatic and with those wild solid colors...drat I should've taken this one home!
Meet Ali Allani, a rug dealer from Kairoun who had a number of interesting old rugs.
This lovely old mergoum is slightly faded, however, one can only gaze in wonder at the exquisite handwork. I had bedside rugs similar in design and color, however, they wore out with use and have become pillows.
I am told the weavers no longer do this type of work.
And (of course) saving the craziest ones for last!