Anahita

Only one made

Anahita Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
6'4" x 8'7" (195 cm x 263 cm)
Colors:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Inky Black

    True black

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 8'7" (195 cm x 263 cm)

Anahita 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:
  • Lightly Used

    Typically between 5-20 years old

Main Color:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Inky Black

    True black

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind gently used rug - only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'4" x 8'7" (195 cm x 263 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.4" (6 cm)
  • Color palette: cantaloupe, dusty rose pink, seafoam green, cream, inky black

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A tree of life, a symbol found in religions worldwide, alludes to nature and was commonly used in Amazigh tattoos
  • An eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • A checkerboard field is playful, geometric, and said to be symbolic of higher realms, worlds beyond, fertility, and the divine.
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 and fluffy underfoot. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.

How to Style This Rug

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

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