Zahariea

Only one made

Zahariea Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
6'2" x 9'5" (187 cm x 287 cm)
Colors:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • White

    A true white

  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted by Zayane tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'5" (187 cm x 287 cm)

Zahariea 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:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • White

    A true white

  • Jungle Green

    A rich, medium green with blue undertones

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'5" (187 cm x 287 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8" (2 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 7.5" (19 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, white, jungle green

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Origin

Zayane, also known as Zaiane or Izayen, refers to a confederation of tribes whose tribal territory included the town of Khenifra. Intended for bedding and floor covering, Zayane rugs have a long, often red pile. Woven from the back in a reverse pile technique, these rugs only reveal their design on the front after the pile has been gently worn down from use.

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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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