Falaise

Falaise Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted by Beni M'Guild tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 6'0" x 9'2" (185 cm x 280 cm)

Falaise 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.

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Teal

    A medium blue-green

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'0" x 9'2" (185 cm x 280 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 4.7" (12 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, cherry red, cornflower blue, seafoam green, tangerine orange, teal, warm vanilla beige
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
Origin

Rugs in the Beni M'Guild style can be distinguished by a fairly heavy pile, playful and complex color variation, and striped, flatwoven ends.

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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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