This Taznakht rug was woven by the Amizagh people in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco during the middle of the 20th century.
It features a red and white latticed pattern on black ground flanking an amulet-like medallion. The whole is surrounded by a main border of stepped polygons in yellow and ivory. The central medallion contains completed and uncompleted diamond shapes which likely were intended as an evil eye, a classic protection symbol. The center of the evil eye as well as each latticed diamond feature a comb symbol. The comb is a feminine symbol that can represent a variety of things including fertility, tidiness, or creativity depending on the context and the weaver's intention which is often difficult to decipher.
In Good condition with visible but mostly even wear. Some loops have been added to the back (as pictured) to presumably hang the rug. Original ends and sides are still intact.