Sofon

Sofon Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, flatwoven by skilled artisans using techniques originated in the city of Khenifra in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 9'10" x 13'1" (300 cm x 400 cm)

Sofon has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Main Color:
  • Blue
Color Palette:
  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • White

    A true white

  • Inky Black

    True black

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 9'10" x 13'1" (300 cm x 400 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 2" (5 cm)
  • Color palette: royal blue, navy, prussian blue, white, inky black
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.
  • Some of the wool used in this piece is locally sourced and contains a degree of straw-like plant matter. We ensure that the rug meets all standards for quality and this does not detract from its overall aesthetic

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like tents, minarets, and houses
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Origin

Once associated with Zayane tribes, the town of Khenifra is a center for contemporary rug production. Today, in part due to its proximity to Aguelmouss, rugs from this area are frequently inspired by the Beni M'rirt style, identifiable by their geometric motifs.

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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

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