Tarn

Tarn Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in the town of Talsint in eastern Morocco

Dimensions: 5'6" x 9'4" (170 cm x 285 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Purple
Color Palette:
  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'6" x 9'4" (170 cm x 285 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.3"(3.3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2" (5 cm)
  • Color palette: rich amethyst, coral, graphite gray, moss green, fiery orange, faded raspberry
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass productio

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 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
Origin

The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.

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 underfoot. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.

How to Style This Rug

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

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