Aslaugur

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Aslaugur Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'11" x 9'5" (182 cm x 289 cm)

Aslaugur 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Inky Black

    True black

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on mixed fiber foundation
  • Dimensions: 5'11" x 9'5" (182 cm x 289 cm)
  • Medium pile: approximately 0.4"1cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, cadmium red, dusty rose pink, 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • An eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
Origin

Material Details

This rug is called a boucherouite, which derives from bu sharwit, a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Reflective of the ever-shifting post-modern, post-consumer landscape, these 'everything rugs' are woven with colorful miscellaneous fiber scraps. In this piece, a wool pile is knotted onto mixed-fiber wefts and textured wool 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

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

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