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The Hidden Tribe



3.72m X 1.00m


Meaning: The Shadow

Dimensions: 3.72m X 1.00m - 12'2" X 3'3"

Category: Carpet 

  • Type: Pile Knot Rug
  • Origin:  Zemmouria.
  • Dimension:
  • Technique: Pile Knot weave
  • Decoration and Symbology: In this carpet the weaver placed eight pointed stars all over the carpet, a female element made of a combination of three symbols: X motif (fertility), M motif (women's uterus), W symbol (women's breasts) . The entire carpet is about fertility and women-hood. The male's elements surround the carpet for protection (straight lines).
  • Knot style: Berber
  • Wool velvet: Red
  • Fringe: Thick, plaited and stopped by a simple knot
  • Material: Wool
  • Wrap: Red
  • Weft: Red for the field, Orange, Black and Green for the eight pointed stars.
  • Bottom end: Finished by an assemblage of threads into braided fringes and a horizontal black thread (chevron style).
  • Top end: Finished by an assemblage of threads into braided fringes and a horizontal Red thread (chevron style).

Care and Cleaning:

Buying a rug is similar to buying an old vintage bottle of wine, both need a certain care in order to withstand time and surrounding conditions. Contrary to what most people think, foot traffic doesn’t mess berber carpets, it actually gives them a beautiful vintage look over the years. What can damage the carpet's fibers over time is the dust brought in by the foot traffic. 
We get asked a lot this question by our clients. The answer isn’t simple since every rug is different and the caring process will depend on several factors such as:
  • The kind of rug (Flat-weave, Knotted…etc)
  • The foot traffic
  • The rugs placement (Floor, sofa, or wall) 
Vacuuming a rug is the best way to go for the majority of rugs, preferably once a week and once a year or every three years we recommend to have the rug professionally washed.
The Hanbel (falt-weave) can also be vacuumed as long as it doesn’t have sequins, if it does you want to take it outside and shake it.
This blog has very specific and accurate instructions on how to clean and vacuum your wool rug, it’s worth your time in order to assure the longevity of your conversation piece. 



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