THIS RUG'S STORY:
Say hello to this stunning one-of-a-kind vintage Azilal! I named it Tirkwa, after the word meaning "turquoise" in Darija (Moroccan Arabic). It has the prettiest mix of teal, yellow, and black on a warm creamy wool base. Usually you see this type of diamond pattern on a Beni Ourain or Marmoucha tribal rug, but this one is from the High Atlas mountain region of Ait Bougamez. I had the opportunity to travel to this special village back in 2019. It's a lively piece that would be great in an entry, small living nook, or kids space!
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 up to 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: cream with teal, yellow, and black. Colorful tassels.. Hand knotted and handwoven wool and cotton.
ESTIMATED AGE: Vintage from the 1980's - approx 30-40 years old
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.