Elpidia

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Elpidia Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'9" x 10'3" (208 cm x 314 cm)

Elpidia has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Blue
Color Palette:
  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'9" x 10'3" (208 cm x 314 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6"(4cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 5.9" (15 cm)
  • Color palette: royal blue, tangerine orange, cream, dark dusty rose pink
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • A lion's paw symbolizes strength and protection against ill will
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like tents, minarets, and houses
  • The edges of this rug have been hand-finished with a weft-wrapped triple or quadruple selvedge. This natural border, visible on both front and back, is thoughtfully added to reinforce the edge of the rug where it can start to unravel over time, transforming the weakest part into the strongest.
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

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

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