Amastan is a small rug that was created by the tribes of the Azilal region in the High Atlas Mountain area in Morocco. I love the simple and timeless pattern it creates by using a series of simple diamonds. A warm natural creamy wool base is paired with some brown and black tones.
Amastan is from the Tuareg name with the meaning "protector". I thought this name would be fitting since diamonds (and those within each other forming almost an "eye" motif) can be a symbol of warding off evil spirits and protection. This small piece would be perfect in a hallway, entry, bath, or kitchen.
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 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 black. Hand woven and hand knotted wool. **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but more of a creamy color that is consistent with natural wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - estimated 20 years old
SIZE: 28" wide x 74" long
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.