Vintage Moroccan Wool Berber Boujad Area Rug - Red Orange Black - Extra Large 6x10
This vintage Moroccan rug is a ruddy red and orange, with black to create contrast in the designs. The two long sides are bordered by black, white, and red checkerboard patterns, which is also used throughout the rug as a design element. Common Moroccan motifs can be seen, including the eye (to protect from the evil eye), Moroccan mosque doors, traditional fibulae (a brooch used to attach a scarf to a garment) and sun shapes.
This rug is more than 50 years old and is being sold by the family of the weaver. There is some fading and wear, almost a dip-dye effect, which adds to the unique charm. A large rectangle, approx. 10ft long by 6ft wide. Sourced directly from a women's cooperative in Boujad, a small village near Beni Mellal in central Morocco.
These rugs are some of the finest we have seen, with intricate patterns that provide endless delight and discovery. Made of thick hand-spun sheep wool, a medium-heavy weight rug. All natural dyes are used to create the colors. Handmade by native Moroccan Berber weavers. One of a kind.
All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principals, and benefit the native artisans and help to ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.
Handwoven; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.
Ships free from Morocco via DHL
Measures 3m x 1m 85cm