Neve

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Neve Vintage Moroccan Rug

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Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 8'6" x 9'10" (260 cm x 300 cm)

Neve 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Honeydew Green

    A pale pastel green

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool on cotton warp
  • Dimensions: 8'6" x 9'10" (260 cm x 300 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, slate gray, mustard yellow, honeydew green
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
Origin

Taznakht is a major market town and weaving center associated with the Ait Ouaouzguite and Zanafi. Rugs from this region can be identified by their tightly-woven and finely-knotted lowish pile and occasional anthropomorphic designs. Their frequent use of yellow is due to abundant local yellow-dye materials, like gorse flowers.

Material Details

Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, is 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, textured wool wefts are flatwoven onto sturdy cotton 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

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

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