Silvy

Only one made

Silvy Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'1" x 8'3" (155 cm x 252 cm)
Colors:
  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind lightly used rug, hand-knotted in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'1" x 8'3" (155 cm x 252 cm)

Silvy has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage 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:
  • Lightly Used

    Typically between 5-20 years old

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind gently used rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'1" x 8'3" (155 cm x 252 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8" (2 cm)
  • Color palette: terracotta, cream, periwinkle blue, royal blue, spiced pumpkin orange
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life
    • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
    • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
    • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
    Region of 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 and occasional anthropomorphic designs. Their frequent use of yellow is due to abundant local yellow-dye materials, like gorse flowers.

    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.

    How to Style This Rug

    Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

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