Sylva Rug | 4'9" x 8'2"Regular price
by Revival Rugs
One-of-a-kind new rug, handknotted by skilled artisans using techniques originated in the town of Azilal between the High and Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco. Natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs.
- One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
- 100% wool
- Dimensions: 4'9" x 8'2" (147 cm x 249 cm)
- Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
- One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
- Color palette: cream, navy, dusty rose pink
Moroccan rugs don’t come with a key. As with any painting or poem, their motifs have many subjective interpretations. Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life. A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Azilal rugs typically have abstract, painterly designs, and are similar to rugs from Ourika. These pieces can be distinguished by their bright colors, facilitated by the use of cotton in addition to wool.
Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, was considered almost sacred to the Amazigh (Berber) people, whose nomadic lifestyle included sheep and goat herding. In addition to being available, wool is durable, long-lasting, and soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, the wool pile is knotted onto a wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor.
Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft and fluffy underfoot. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.