Jelle

Only one made

Jelle Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
6'3" x 7'10" (191 cm x 239 cm)
Colors:
  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

  • Khaki Green

    A brownish green

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted by Zemmour tribes west of the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 6'3" x 7'10" (191 cm x 239 cm)

Jelle 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

  • Khaki Green

    A brownish green

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'3" x 7'10" (191 cm x 239 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: dusty rose pink, coral, jungle green, khaki green, cream

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • Depending on who you ask, the X symbol stands for the body (wih arms or legs spread out), or scissors, which represent the protective, magical qualities of metal
Origin

A confederation of tribes whose territory sat between Rabat and Meknès, the Zemmour wove piled rugs which tended to be smaller than most Middle Atlas rugs. These pieces often combine vertical and horiziontal rows of motifs into a chessboard design, or feature diamond and triangular arrangements. Red is frequently used for the ground or the selvedge.

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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