Hilwert

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Hilwert Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, handwoven and handknotted by skilled artisans using techniques originated by Beni Ourain tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 6'3" x 9'6" (192 cm x 292 cm)

Hilwert was woven using traditional techniques. Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent in these unique, handwoven 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:
  • Beige, Cream

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'3" x 9'6" (192 cm x 292 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6"(4cm)
  • Color palette: cream, inky black, lavender
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
  • The edges of this rug have been hand-finished with a weft-wrapped double selvedge. This natural border, visible on both front and back, is thoughtfully added to reinforce the edge of the rug where it can start to unravel over time, transforming the weakest part into the strongest.
  • A simple classic, polka dots are at once playful and sophisticated
Origin

As of 1991, the large Beni Ourain tribal territory was home to nearly a quarter of the Moroccan sheep population. This rather large group of tribes are famous for their fleece-like white rugs, designed for sleeping on and under, with a barely-visible meandering black or brown diamond lattice design.

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

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

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