This Boujad originated in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. Named "Gemstone" for its unique and beautiful color combination of purple and pink, so this one to me is a total gem. This rug is also special because it's a unique wider size that is uncommon in Moroccan rugs. Even though it dates back to the 1960's, the colors and style is very relevant in today's decor and is a timeless piece. Hand selected in Morocco, Gemstone is a simple yet stunning work of art.
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 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 passed though the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: Faded pinkish purple background with lavender, gray, and peach accents. Hand woven wool, natural dyes.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 50 years old
SIZE: 6'10" x 11'1"
PILE: Medium pile
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.