THIS RUG'S STORY:
I selected this rug back in 2018, it was found near Tazenakht by the Sahara Desert. The grandma of the woman who sold it made this rug. It is approximately 70 years old and in fantastic condition! This is a special rug I've held on to for so long, and couldn't bring myself to release it. It's very long (approximately 6.5 x 13'), so it would make such a great rug under a king bed or long rectangular living space. The wool on this one is so silky and soft. And I love how the design changes throughout the length of the rug. Truly a special find!
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: Warm plum purple with cranberry, orange, and some gray/black; all natural dyes. Hand knotted wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - 70 years approx.
SIZE: 78" x 162"
PILE/CONDITION: Medium pile; very soft wool/camel wool mix. Has small repairs, but otherwise in amazing condition! (See last image for reference)
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.