• Sales

Rug Margoum Zembra 120x190 cm

€339.00 Save €40.00
€379.00
Tax included
Width
120 cm
Length
190 cm
Color
Green White
Compositions
Wool
Type
Margoum
Origin
Tunisia
Use
Medium rug (Bedroom/Living room)

Tunisian Margoum carpet from the city of Kairouan. Unique piece handmade by a skilled craftswoman.

Quantity

5 1
,
5/ 5
 

Secure payment

 

Free shipping

 

15 day money back guarantee

Rug - Margoum / Mergoum - Certified "First choice" by the National Handicrafts Office of Tunisia.

This is a unique piece that will bring a tasteful decoration.

Did you know? The Margoum is a type of rug that is only made in Tunisia. It is a city rug handmade by the craftswomen from the cities of Kairouan, El Jem and Oudhref.

The margoum is a rug both woven and embroidered which gives it a smooth appearance decorated with reliefs. The mixture of its wool weft and cotton warp makes it a rigid and solid rug.

The margoums are always decorated with diamond-shaped motifs which symbolize fertility. However, there are no two identical margoums.

Here is the meaning of the main symbols of the Rug Margoum Zembra 120x190 cm :


Note
: Originally, the symbolism of Berber signs refers mainly to life, the fertility of the couple and the fertility of the land. Over the centuries, the meanings have often evolved or overlapped.

Black/grey

It's the colour of the night: beneficial and protective power against the evil eye. Life takes place between the borders of black and white.

Green

Green is a lucky colour in the Berber tradition. It is the colour of spring, of plants and fertility, salvation and the awakening of life.

The central medallion

The central medallion symbolises the gestation and the progressive enlargement of the woman's belly when the sides of the diamond or hexagon are multiplied.

The rhombus

The diamond is the Berber carpet pattern par excellence. It appears on almost all Berber carpets in the Maghreb, whether in Tunisia, Algeria or Morocco.

Meaning 1: The diamond is an ancient Berber feminine symbol that represents woman and her beauty. It represents the womb of life, the uterus or the woman's body as a whole.

Meaning 2: The eye or the mirror: what reflects or allows one to see.The representation of the eye is in the Berber culture a way of countering the evil eye. In the same way, the mirror reflects the evil eye against itself.

The 5-branch double comb

Berber carpets are woven entirely by hand without shuttle or spindle. The only accessory used by the craftswomen is the weaving comb which is used to pack the wool of the carpet. It is therefore a strong symbol associated with creativity and fecundity. It is often represented on Tunisian carpets, especially on woven carpets such as kilims and margoums.

On this carpet, the combs have 5 branches. They refer to the hand of Fatma (khomsa) and its five fingers, present on many tunisian handicrafts. The khomsa is an ancestral symbol of Berber beliefs used as an amulet against the evil eye symbolizing protection, power and strength.

The weaving combs of this carpet are also doubled, which refers to the tree of life and its roots symbolising life, knowledge and wealth.

The waves

Male symbol referring to sensory movement and fertility. Associated with the rhombus, it signifies the coupling of man and woman.

Chwaya
M0186

Data sheet

Width
120 cm
Length
190 cm
Color
Green White
Compositions
Wool
Type
Margoum
Origin
Tunisia
Use
Medium rug (Bedroom/Living room)

Specific References

New Account Register

Already have an account?
Log in instead Or Reset password