This is a vintage Moroccan rug, handwoven by Berber women from the Yaakoub tribe in the 1970ies.
It is handmade with a pretty pink and purple colour palette and a central diamond design.
It has a low pile height, feels soft to touch and has a large size of 161x335cm
Pink Artisan Berber Rug
This is a large Moroccan Berber rug. It is handwoven by artisan craftswomen from the Berber tribes in the Middle Atlas Mountains with a soft colour palette in pinks, peach and purples.
It has a low to short pile of wool and feels soft to touch. It has a central medallion with geometric motifs in brown on one end and lighter tones the other end.
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This Pink Moroccan Berber rug has a large and relatively narrow size of 161x335cm. It would work well behind a bed, in a kids room or in a hallway or landing.
The rug has a flexible handle and could benefit from an underlay. Please click here for high quality underlay to keep the rug in place and it also makes it much nicer to walk on!
Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of the Berber communities. Knowledge and skills are passed from one generation to the next , foremother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
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.
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.
This Pink Moroccan Berber rug has a semi symmetrical design yet the colour vary along the rug and add a playful twist to it. It has a central medallion design with geometric motifs in light tones one end and darker colours the other end.
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.
Looking after your rug
It is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months and hoover it regularly. If your rug starts to look a little flat, a suitable tip is to vacuum it on the opposite direction of the pile, to help give it some life again.
Every four or five times you hoover your rug, make sure the reverse is also vacuumed because just as much dust an accumulate there, as on the front.
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 wcan damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting. Use a hairdryer or heater to make sure it dries thoroughly.
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.
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Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with no extra charges to EU after Brexit. 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.
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