I named this rug after the Arabic word meaning "mother". There is some Arabic script found woven into the rug, indicating this mother made the rug for her family. Also, the year it was made can be found as well (1988). I've held on to this one for quite some time now, not wanting to sell it because of its fascinating story! It's pattern is woven off center, but the colors and design is truly spectacular. A very unique piece.
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 pinkish/purple background with some green, and gold. Hand woven wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - 31 years old (has the date "1988" woven in)
SIZE: 71" x 112"
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.