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Lilac

Lilac

Regular price $2,298.00 Sale

THIS RUG'S STORY: 

Lilac is a stunning Beni Ourain rug. It is actually a creation from the subtribe called the Marmocha, who are from the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco. As temperatures can change drastically in this area, these pieces are significant to Berber culture as the higher pile kept members of the family warm. Traditionally these rugs were not used purely for decorative purposes, but more commonly as blankets or to sleep on!

This rug may appear very simple at first glance, but has subtle hints of lilac purple tones that add a pretty touch. Also, it's rare square size make it ideal to be placed under a round dining table, or as the centerpiece layered on a larger living room rug. 

ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:

Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take up to weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.

COLORS/MATERIALS:  cream with brown and lavender/lilac. Hand knotted wool.  **please note: this rug is NOT stark white, but more of a creamy background :)

ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approx. 60 years old (estimated from the 1960's)

SIZE: 74 x 90" (not including tassels)

PILE: Medium, probably around or just over 1/2" (Lower for a Beni)

PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs.