Engbert

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Engbert Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in the town of Azilal between the High and Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 4'11" x 6'11" (150 cm x 213 cm)

Engbert 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'11" x 6'11" (150 cm x 213 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6"(4cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.4" (6 cm)
  • Color palette: cream, crimson red, emerald green, rich amethyst
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Origin

Azilal rugs typically have abstract, painterly designs, and are similar to rugs from Ourika. These pieces can be distinguished by their bright colors, facilitated by the use of cotton in addition to wool.

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

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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