Pilade

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Pilade Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
4'4" x 8'6" (131 cm x 259 cm)
Colors:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Rose Quartz

    A pale pastel pink

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'4" x 8'6" (131 cm x 259 cm)

Pilade 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:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Rose Quartz

    A pale pastel pink

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'4" x 8'6" (131 cm x 259 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.4" (6 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, maroon, rose quartz, tangerine 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life
    • 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
    Region of 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

    Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

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