These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass productio
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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.
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 underfoot. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.