Such a fun and inspiring little rug from the tribal people of the Zemmour region in Morocco. This type of rug is a Boucherouite and often referred to as a "rag rug" since scraps of fabric, wool, and old clothes were often used to make these rugs. They are known for being colorful and fun, and often were used to assist in daily life, like being used to sit and eat on by family members or to use as a saddle cover. This one is a more uncommon look, and combines pattern with abstract design, and you get some of the coveted bright blue in there too. It's in great vintage condition and would make the perfect statement piece for an entry or small seating area, or hung on the wall as a 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 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: auburn with sky blue, and other colors- royal blue, orange, black, cream, red, yellow. Recycled cotton with wool.
ESTIMATED AGE:Vintage - estimated from the 1980's
SIZE: 46-48" wide x 56" long (not including tassels) - nearly square size, but slightly wider at the top of rug than the bottom
PILE: mix of high and 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.