Altea

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Altea Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, handknotted by skilled artisans using techniques originated by Beni M'rirt tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 6'11" x 10'4" (211 cm x 317 cm)

Natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Black
Color Palette:
  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Charcoal

    A dark gray

  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

  • Pale Yellow

    A light yellow, almost off-white

  • Teal

    A medium blue-green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'11" x 10'4" (211 cm x 317 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6"(4cm)
  • Color palette: inky black, charcoal, taupe, pale yellow, teal

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 non-pictorial design employs color, shape, and composition to create a visual language and texture which isn't confined to what we see
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • A simple classic, polka dots are at once playful and sophisticated
Origin

Beni M'rirt descendants live in the town of Aguelmouss, not far from Beni Ourain territory, whose influence is visible in their rugs. Originally intended for use on the floor, Beni M'rirt pieces often feature meandering geometric designs and use a tight double knot construction.

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 soft—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

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

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