Cactus Silk Rug XCIX Rug

Vintage
Morocco
Sale $1,650
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Dimensions: 5'10" W x 9'3" H

This rug is a blend of cotton and vegetable silk.

*Please note that as a unique, handmade item, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
Please clean only when necessary. Vacuum to remove everyday dirt. For dried residue, scrub with a gentle brush to loosen then vacuum. Dry clean only.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day. Allow 2-7 business days for delivery for standard shipping. Expedited shipping options are available at checkout.

Provenance

This rug was created by Berber people, indigenous to North Africa. Berber textiles can be identified by region and tribe, detailed with stripes and symbols. The small symbols seen here mimic traditional tattoos that adorn Berber women. The symbols have many meanings, such as longevity, fertility, protection against the evil eye, cures for illnesses, tribal association, and marital status. These rugs were traditionally made from the silk of the Sabra Cactus, but are now made from an alternate natural fiber.