Chryssoula

Only one made

Chryssoula Vintage Moroccan Rug

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'5" (190 cm x 288 cm)

Chryssoula 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind gently used rug - only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'5" (190 cm x 288 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2" (5 cm)
  • Color palette: cream, warm vanilla beige, sandstone, cantaloupe, coral, jungle green

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A non-pictorial design employs color, shape, and composition to create a visual language and texture which isn't confined to what we see
  • Depending on who you ask, the X symbol stands for the body (wih arms or legs spread out), or scissors, which represent the protective, magical qualities of metal
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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