LE TAPIS QUI NE DEVAIT PAS ETRE.Some of you may remember my post where I described the rug I had ordered in Tangier Morocco. I was hoping the weaver would do as good a job on the final rug as he had on the sample piece he had made for me in 3 days.
Well, it is NOT to be...
He did make the rug, that's the good news.
The bad news? It looked AWFUL. The final version, a 3m x 2m rug (roughly 6'x9') was all wrong. The pile was much longer to make up for the fact that he had skimped on the number of knots (the density) required to follow the sample. It looked like some old rag dragged out of the sewer. Really.
That's not all the bad news. I asked for the rug to be made again, according to the sample. The answer to that? For that quality I needed to pay twice as much as originally quoted.
Needless to say I asked that my deposit be transfered to the GREAT rug my sister had ordered. That one was stunning.
And that was that.
One mishap does not necessarily mean that rugs are impossible to make in Morocco. Quite the contrary of course. I suppose creative freedom works best, if the beauty of rugs made by beginners in the Atlas mountains with left over scraps of wool is any indication. Judge for yourself.
all rugs from blog.nazmiyal.com
These are many decades old and yet so modern!
Creative freedom and creative genius. Perfect combination.