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Franko Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Description

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'11" (142 cm x 243 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'11" (142 cm x 243 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, cream, cantaloupe
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
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 strong cotton foundation, prized for its sturdiness.

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’.

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Bedroom

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