Bernward

Only one made

Bernward Vintage Moroccan Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted by Beni M'Guild tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 7'0" x 15'5" (215 cm x 470 cm)

Bernward 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
Color Palette:
  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 7'0" x 15'5" (215 cm x 470 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: tangerine orange, inky black, rust red

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
Origin

Rugs in the Beni M'Guild style can be distinguished by a fairly heavy pile, playful and complex color variation, and striped, flatwoven ends.

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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