Barrada

Barrada Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'2" x 5'9" (160 cm x 177 cm)

Barrada has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Baby Blue

    A light azure blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'2" x 5'9" (160 cm x 177 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.0"(2.5cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: cantaloupe, salmon pink, magenta, ash brown gray, rich amethyst, powder blue, periwinkle blue, baby blue
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Moroccan rugs don’t come with a key. As with any painting or poem, their motifs have many subjective interpretations. Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • A classic chevron pattern made from zig-zag lines alternating in color
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like tents, minarets, and houses
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Origin

Boujad was considered a holy town. Rugs attributed there are wide-ranging in color, composition, and weave because they are not all from one tribe. Often described with words like surreal, mystic, and mesmerizing, Boujads depict a world beyond reality. Construction-wise, they have twice as many horizontal as vertical knots, which makes them floppy and easy to move.

Material Details

Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, was considered almost sacred to the Amazigh (Berber) people, whose nomadic lifestyle included sheep and goat herding. In addition to being available, wool is durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, the wool pile is knotted onto a wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft underfoot. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

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