One-of-a-kind new rug, flatwoven by skilled artisans using techniques originated by Beni M'rirt tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco
Dimensions: 6'8" x 9'10" (205 cm x 300 cm)
Zvonko was woven using traditional techniques. Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent in these unique, handwoven rugs.
Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.
Recently woven and never used in a home
- One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
- 100% wool
- Dimensions: 6'8" x 9'10" (205 cm x 300 cm)
- One-sided fringe: measures 43.3" (110 cm)
- Color palette: navy, cream
- These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.
- 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
- Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
- An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
- A lion's paw symbolizes strength and protection against ill will
- A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
- A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
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, is 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, wool warps are flatwoven onto wool wefts, adding enviable body and heft.
Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong flatweave that feels soft and fluffy underfoot.
- Dust and dirt that accumulate in your rug can erode the fibers over time. The best way to combat this is to take your rug outside and give it a good shake once a week. Depending on how large it is, you may need to recruit a friend to help. Also, be sure to get a rug pad—this helps to preserve your rug in spite of dirt.
- If shaking it out isn’t possible, you can vacuum it instead—just be cautious, and don’t use a rotary vacuum, because it can damage the fibers. Once or twice a month, use the suction attachment gently, from side to side. Once or twice a year, flip your rug over and vacuum the back.
- Once a year, let it sunbathe. Hang it in the sun for a few hours when it’s hottest, and flip it over midway through, to expose both sides to direct sunlight. This sun-bleaching helps further sanitize the wool. It’s a natural method to bleach and deodorize it.
- To ensure equal wear and protect against walk patterns, change your rug's direction periodically. You can also flip your rug upside-down once in awhile, and use it like that for a bit. With Moroccan rugs, the back is typically as nice as the front.
- Every 3-5 years, we recommend getting your rug professionally hand-washed with a Moroccan rug expert. Please do not take it to get steam or dry cleaned—this will almost certainly damage the rug! Hand-washing requires the use of a pH-balanced shampoo, worked into the rug by hand with a soft-bristled brush, before being rinsed thoroughly. This process should be repeated a few times.
- In case of spills:
- Blot the spill until it is dry, but do not add liquid. Consult an Oriental rug specialist immediately for cleaning. Adding liquid can make it harder to remove stains, and can even extend them further. This is because moisture travels along the fiber, so in rugs with horizontal fibers (like flatweaves), it can get trapped.
Zvonko Moroccan Kilim
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