Katsuji

Only one made

Katsuji Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'9" x 12'9" (175 cm x 388 cm)
Colors:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'9" x 12'9" (175 cm x 388 cm)

Katsuji 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'9" x 12'9" (175 cm x 388 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: cantaloupe, ash brown gray, cream, walnut brown
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life
    • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
    • Architectural elements represent significant structures like tents, minarets, and houses
    Region of 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

    Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

    Living Room

    Bedroom

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