Patrocinia

Only one made

Patrocinia Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'5" x 7'10" (164 cm x 240 cm)
Colors:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Golden Olive

    A greenish-golden light brown

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted in the town of Azilal between the High and Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'5" x 7'10" (164 cm x 240 cm)

Patrocinia 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Golden Olive

    A greenish-golden light brown

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'5" x 7'10" (164 cm x 240 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6" (4 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, golden olive, fiery orange, royal blue

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • A tree of life, a symbol found in religions worldwide, alludes to nature and was commonly used in Amazigh tattoos
Origin

Azilal rugs typically have abstract, painterly designs, and are similar to rugs from Ourika. These pieces can be distinguished by their bright colors, facilitated by the use of cotton in addition to wool.

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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