Engelbart

Only one made

Engelbart Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'7" x 11'9" (170 cm x 359 cm)
Colors:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Indigo

    A true indigo: dark blue, almost purple

  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted the town of Talsint in eastern Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'7" x 11'9" (170 cm x 359 cm)

Engelbart 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Indigo

    A true indigo: dark blue, almost purple

  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'7" x 11'9" (170 cm x 359 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, fiery orange, moss green, indigo, inky black, salmon pink

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • An eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • 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

The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.

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.

Living Room

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