Qemal

Only one made

Qemal Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'8" x 7'5" (173 cm x 227 cm)
Colors:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, hand-knotted by Beni M'Guild tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'8" x 7'5" (173 cm x 227 cm)

Qemal 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

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'8" x 7'5" (173 cm x 227 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life
    • This rug has a minimal design with a single color field, showcasing the yarn's texture and sheen
    Region of Origin

    Rugs in the Beni M'Guild style can be distinguished by a fairly heavy pile, playful and complex color variation, and striped, flatwoven ends.

    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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