Ilvo

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Ilvo Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind gently used rug, handknotted near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'8" x 10'1" (175 cm x 309 cm)

Ilvo 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:
  • Lightly Used

    Typically between 5-20 years old

Main Color:
  • Green
Color Palette:
  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind gently used rug - only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'8" x 10'1" (175 cm x 309 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.4" (6 cm)
  • Color palette: jungle green, lavender, cream, eggplant, spiced pumpkin orange

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 non-pictorial design employs color, shape, and composition to create a visual language and texture which isn't confined to what we see
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like tents, minarets, and houses
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Origin

Boujad was considered a holy town. Boujad rugs were made by a variety of tribes, and thus vary widely in color, composition, and weave. Often described with words like surreal, mystic, and mesmerizing, these rugs depict a world beyond reality. Construction-wise, they have twice as many horizontal as vertical knots, which makes them floppy and easy to move.

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 and fluffy underfoot. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.

How to Style This Rug

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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