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Fenke Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted in the capital city of Rabat on the coast of Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'4" x 8'5" (164 cm x 258 cm)

Fenke 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:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'4" x 8'5" (164 cm x 258 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, dark dusty rose pink, slate gray, mustard yellow

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
Origin

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

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

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