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Airidas Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted by Zemmour tribes west of the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 3'11" x 5'2" (120 cm x 160 cm)

Airidas 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Bubblegum Pink

    A medium true pink

  • Evergreen

    A dark, true green

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Wool pile with cotton pile accent
  • Dimensions: 3'11" x 5'2" (120 cm x 160 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: bubblegum pink, evergreen, navy, espresso brown
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • A series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • An eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
Origin

A confederation of tribes whose territory sat between Rabat and Meknès, the Zemmour wove piled rugs which tended to be smaller than most Middle Atlas rugs. These pieces often combine vertical and horiziontal rows of motifs into a chessboard design, or feature diamond and triangular arrangements. Red is frequently used for the ground or the selvedge.

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 pile is accompanied by a cotton accent pile for the extra-bright colors cotton can hold when dyed. All pile is knotted onto texutred wool wefts and strong cotton warps.

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

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

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