Simbad

Only one made

Simbad Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted the town of Talsint in eastern Morocco.

Dimensions: 4'9" x 14'11" (146 cm x 455 cm)

Simbad 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:
  • Purple
Color Palette:
  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 14'11" (146 cm x 455 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: eggplant, dark dusty rose pink, spiced pumpkin orange, emerald 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Origin

The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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