Italia

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Italia Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted by Beni M'Guild tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 4'10" x 9'1" (148 cm x 279 cm)

Italia 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:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Yellow Ochre

    A deep, earthy yellow with brown undertones

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on mixed fiber foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'10" x 9'1" (148 cm x 279 cm)
  • Medium pile: approximately 0.4"1cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 4.7" (12 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, yellow ochre, ash brown gray
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • The bold, balanced simplicity of color-blocking is reminiscent of abstract art canvases
  • The edges of this rug have been hand-finished with a weft-wrapped double selvedge. This natural border, visible on both front and back, is thoughtfully added to reinforce the edge of the rug where it can start to unravel over time, transforming the weakest part into the strongest.
  • This rug was designed to be used on both sides depending on the season, with the pile side for the winter, and the flat side for the summer
Origin

Rugs in the Beni M'Guild style can be distinguished by a fairly heavy pile, playful and complex color variation, and striped, flatwoven ends.

Material Details

This rug is called a boucherouite, which derives from bu sharwit, a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Reflective of the ever-shifting post-modern, post-consumer landscape, these 'everything rugs' are woven with colorful miscellaneous fiber scraps. In this piece, a wool pile is knotted onto mixed-fiber wefts and textured wool warps.

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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