Fontana

Fontana Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, flatwoven by skilled artisans using techniques originated near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'10" (145 cm x 240 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • White

    A true white

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • Mixed fiber pile on wool foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'10" (145 cm x 240 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: magenta, walnut brown, white, lavender, coral, dusty rose pink
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.
  • Shedding should be expected within the first few months of use, as this piece is handwoven with fibers twisted together from different upcycled sources. We ensure that the rug meets all standards for quality and this does not detract from its overall aesthetic

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • 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
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
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

This rug is called a boucherouite, which derives from bu sharwit, a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Reflective of the ever-shifting post-modern, post-consumer landscape, these 'everything rugs' are woven with colorful miscellaneous fiber scraps. In this piece, a mixed-fiber pile is knotted onto a textured wool foundation.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft and fluffy underfoot. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.

How to Style This Rug

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

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