Ritsaert

Only one made

Ritsaert Vintage Moroccan Rug

Add Rug Pad:

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'8" (140 cm x 235 cm)

Ritsaert 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Golden Yellow

    A medium, rich yellow with a hint of gold

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on mixed fiber foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'8" (140 cm x 235 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: inky black, cream, golden yellow, dark dusty rose pink, salmon pink
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 tree of life, a symbol found in religions worldwide, alludes to nature and was commonly used in Amazigh tattoos
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
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

This rug is called a boucherouite, which derives from bu sharwit, a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Reflective of the ever-shifting post-modern, post-consumer landscape, these 'everything rugs' are woven with colorful miscellaneous fiber scraps. In this piece, a wool pile is knotted onto mixed-fiber wefts and textured wool 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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

×

Leaving so soon?

Our pieces are one-of-a-kind or made in small batches, so they don't last long. If you've found something you love, don't wait. If you're still not sure, sign up for our newsletter to see our newest pieces before everyone else.