Schwiya, Schwiya! This word means "few" or "just a little bit" in Moroccan Arabic. It's actually weirdly enough, one of my favorite words in the language. This is just a little bit of a rug haha. I'm not sure what tribe it is, it looks like it has the larger knot of the Beni Ourain, but the size is very uncharacteristic of this tribe.... so I'm thinking it may have been made from a once larger rug. This one is very cute and small. I hand-selected it in Morocco in the Spring of 2018.
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: Natural creamy beige base with brown, and gray/black. **Please note: this rug is NOT white, but more of a natural color that is consistent with wool**
ESTIMATED AGE/CONDITION:Vintage - approx. 30-40 years old. May have been made from a once larger rug. *Rug is slightly more narrow at the top than at the bottom*
SIZE: 24" x 59"
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.