THIS RUG'S STORY:
This stunning Azilal has a special feature: its pattern is symmetrical! This isn't always the case with these vintage tribal rugs, so I knew I had to snatch it up. It's neutral colors and timeless pattern make it a very versatile piece that could work in many different spaces! With a mix of cotton and wool and low pile, it reads as a more casual piece as well!
I named it Rafik after the Moroccan boys name meaning "companion". I hand selected it back in the fall of 2018 while in Morocco.
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 creamy wool with medium brown pattern. Hand woven out of cotton and wool. (*Please note: this rug is NOT white, but a natural cream color that is consistent with sheep wool)
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - approximately 20-25 years old
SIZE: 51x86" (not including tassels)
PILE: low 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. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.