Aitor

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Aitor Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'10" x 10'2" (180 cm x 310 cm)

Aitor 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Bubblegum Pink

    A medium true pink

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'10" x 10'2" (180 cm x 310 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, fiery orange, bubblegum pink, lavender, cream

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A lion's paw symbolizes strength and protection against ill will
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
Origin

Boujad was considered a holy town. Boujad rugs were made by a variety of tribes, and thus vary widely in color, composition, and weave. Often described with words like surreal, mystic, and mesmerizing, these rugs depict a world beyond reality. Construction-wise, they have twice as many horizontal as vertical knots, which makes them floppy and easy to move.

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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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