THIS RUG'S STORY:
Maghreb refers to the geographic region of Northwest Africa where the Berber people call their home. The word Maghreb means "west" in Arabic. I named this piece after this area as it is a beautiful representation of berber tribal art. It has a lovely array of faded colors: red, brown, orange, and hints of blue.
ABOUT MOROCCAN RUGS:
Each vintage Moroccan rug is hand woven and knotted by Berber women of the tribal region specified. This level of craftsmanship can take weeks or months to complete a single rug. Weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. The patterns, designs, and colors in each rug vary with each rug, weaver, and tribe – so each piece is truly a unique work of art and 2 pieces will never be the same. Often these rugs have been handed down through the families who created them, and have been uncovered from the mountain and rural areas of Morocco.
COLORS/MATERIALS: Red, light pink, orange, brown, hints of faded blue. Blue tassels on both ends. Handwoven wool.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage - from the 1970's
SIZE: 38.5" x 135" (*this rug is slightly uneven)
PLEASE NOTE: Because this is a handmade item, there may be slight imperfections in weaving, pattern, or shape. Please note all vintage items have endured a previous life and so may have slight wear and repairs. Some holes or wear spots have not been repaired to preserve the character and integrity of the piece.