Ibsen

Ibsen Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, handwoven and handknotted by skilled artisans using techniques originated in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'2" x 6'11" (159 cm x 211 cm)

Ibsen 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:
  • Blue
Color Palette:
  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • White

    A true white

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'2" x 6'11" (159 cm x 211 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • Fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: cornflower blue, crimson red, white, navy, powder 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
Origin

Taznakht is a major market town and weaving center associated with the Ait Ouaouzguite and Zanafi. Rugs from this region can be identified by their tightly-woven and finely-knotted lowish pile, occasional anthropomorphic designs, and frequent use of yellow, thanks to plentiful gorse flowers for dyeing.

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 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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