Geert

Only one made

Geert Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'9" x 7'1" (176 cm x 216 cm)

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'9" x 7'1" (176 cm x 216 cm)

Geert 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

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'9" x 7'1" (176 cm x 216 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8" (2 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, tangerine orange, cadet blue, cream, taupe

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
Origin

Taznakht is a major market town and weaving center associated with the Ait Ouaouzguite and Zanafi. Rugs from this region can be identified by their tightly-woven and finely-knotted lowish pile and occasional anthropomorphic designs. Their frequent use of yellow is due to abundant local yellow-dye materials, like gorse flowers.

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’.

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