Abdija

Only one made

Abdija Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
9'8" x 17'3" (295 cm x 525 cm)

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, hand-knotted in the capital city of Rabat on the coast of Morocco

Dimensions: 9'8" x 17'3" (295 cm x 525 cm)

Abdija 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:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Orange

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 9'8" x 17'3" (295 cm x 525 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 3.1" x 3.1" (8 cm x 8 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8" (2 cm)
  • Color palette: fiery orange, inky black, cadet blue, chartreuse, cream
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life
    • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
    • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
    Region of Origin

    Rabat, founded in the 12th century, became Morocco’s capital after the French invaded in 1912. Rugs woven here, as in most Moroccan cities, are more reminiscent of Turkish rugs in their design and weaving technique, often featuring a central medallion.

    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.

    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

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

    Living Room

    Bedroom

    Dining

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