This rug is named with the Berber boys name Gwafa, meaning "Son of the Summit". It features a very unique pattern, neutral colors, and very soft wool. I hand selected this rug during my recent sourcing trip in Morocco in April 2018. Gwafa would be a great accent in an Entry or other small space.
Azilal rugs are known for their mostly neutral colors, (although they can also have bold color too!), tribal motifs, and unique knotting technique.
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:natural un-dyed wool with brown detailing. Hand woven. (*Please note: this rug is NOT white, but a natural cream color that is consistent with sheep wool)
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 25-30 years old
SIZE: 43x70" (not including tassels)
CONDITION: Very Good
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. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.