Indigo Blue Handwoven Moroccan Berber rug 180x235cm
This is a Midcentury Moroccan Berber rug in beautiful indigo blue colour palette.
It is handwoven with premium materials and a beautiful dark blue plain-ish colour.
It is Midcentury, 1960ies, possibly older and in excellent condition.
It his rare to find Moroccan rugs this age in this colour palette as traditionally weavers would use colours abundantly available to them in their environment as natural dye sources like flowers or insects. Blue, however is not one of these tones, which makes it a rare and also difficult colour to make.
This beautiful indigo blue rug is woven with hand-spun wool giving it shades of its beautiful colour instead of one solid block colour.
This Berber rug has a semi square medium to large size of 180cm wide and 235cm long.
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Indigo Blue Berber rug
This Moroccan Berber rug is handwoven in the area of Beni Guild.
Beni Guild is an area in the Middle Atlas Mountains that is fairly traditional and as such produces rugs that are of very high quality with fairly simple designs.
Traditional this area was particularly well suited for raising sheep for the wool used in these rugs. The Berber tribes lived a semi nomadic life: moving their flock to the higher mountain areas in spring and returning to the lowland during colder months. Semi nomadism is still there today although they may move their sheep and goods by truck and live only a portion of the year in tents, returning to permanent houses in winter.
The traditional style and patterns of rugs from this area consist of mostly geometric black and brown lines that create diamond and abstract shapes on a cream or whitish background. Moroccan Berber rugs have been produced initially for personal needs. Life was spend on the floor on which various coverings were being laid to serve as bedding, blankets or protection against the stony ground. Because of their everyday use a simple design was preferred above more elaborate and complex decoration.
What is the best style to go with Berber carpets.
Modernist architects and designers such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ray and Charles Eames integrated Moroccan carpets into their interiors to contrast with the clean lines of 20th century interiors.
Appreciation of the spontaneous and bold character of Moroccan Berber carpets began in the 1920ies and 30ies and they are still perfect in homes today because of their monochrome shades and their simple geometric design.
This Moroccan Beni Mguild rug is handwoven by artisan weavers.
Typical for handmade rugs is that they do not necessarily have perfect symmetrical designs. They have imperfections in design and this is also part of the charm of handwoven rugs and what makes every rug unique.
In this case the rug is handwoven with a plain field in a beautiful indigo blue colour palette.
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This Moroccan Beni Mguild rug is a piece of folk art!
Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of the Berber communities.
Tribal rugs are made by heart, without any drawing or cartoon to follow. This means the weaver has the freedom to invent the rug while weaving and be the artist of her own creation, instead of ‘simply’ executing a specific drawing or cartoon.
Knowledge and skills are passed on from one generation to the next , from mother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
This means that every rag rug is not only a truly unique piece of art but also highly personalised through the weavers choice of colours and motifs.
Size and shape
This Moroccan Indigo Beni Mguild rug has a semi square size of 180cm wide and 235cm long.
If you are in doubt about what size you ideally need, please find here some guidelines to help you make the right decision.
Materials and texture
This Moroccan Indigo blue Beni Mguild rug is handwoven with premium materials and a flexible handle.
In line with the tradition, the Berber rugs use the Berber knot which is tied in a very specific way to give the rug a flexible handle. This was most compatible with their travelling lifestyle as this makes the rug easy to pack onto an animal and more lightweight than using a Turkish knot.
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This Moroccan indigo blue Beni Mguild rug is Midcentury and handwoven in the 1960ies.
It has a low height pile and is handmade with soft wool.
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This Moroccan Berber rug has a good weight to it and flexible handle.
Depending on the underfloor you may wish to add an underlay.
“Underlay makes SUCH a difference not only in keeping the rug in place but also in making it feel much nicer to walk on.”
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Maintaining and caring for your rug
This Moroccan Berber rug from azilal is relatively low maintenance and only requires and occasional vacuum clean.
It is best to vacuum it on a lower setting and make sure you also do the reverse now and then as just as much dust accumulates there, as on the front.
Furthermore, it is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months.
The quicker you deal with spills, the less chance there is of it staining.
The effective way to treat a spill, for example red wine, is to apply water to begin with to dilute the stain, followed by mopping it with a kitchen towel straight away.
Start from the outside of the stain and work inwards to limit the affected area, but do not rub the stain as this can damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting.
Don’t use any bleach or chemical treatments as they might take the stain out, but leave a white stain instead.
When in doubt, professional carpet cleaning will always remain the best choice. If you need advice on this, pleased get in touch.
Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with a small surplus for remote areas.
You will receive a tracking number once your rug is on its way with a link to track your order.
If you are unhappy about your purchase, for whatever reason, you can return your item within 2 days of receiving your order for a full refund, minus postage costs both ways.
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