Laurien

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Laurien Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'4" x 8'9" (164 cm x 267 cm)

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted the town of Talsint in eastern Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'4" x 8'9" (164 cm x 267 cm)

Laurien 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:
  • Purple

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'4" x 8'9" (164 cm x 267 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 7.9" (20 cm)
  • Color palette: faded raspberry, maroon, cream, seafoam green, fiery orange
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
Origin

The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.

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.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

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