Galas

Galas Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted by Rehamna tribes in the village of Rehamna, Morocco

Dimensions: 5'4" x 12'9" (165 cm x 390 cm)

Galas has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Blush Beige

    A pale pinkish beige

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 5'4" x 12'9" (165 cm x 390 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 5.9" (15 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, lavender, espresso brown, blush beige, seafoam green, tangerine orange
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Origin

The Rehamna tribal territory was between Marrakech and Casablanca. Rugs in this style can be distinguished by their knots, which are placed like stepped roof tiles, one above the other, as well as monochromatic orange-red fields, and scattered motifs. They often incorporate black goat hair, which they use to wrap the selvedge, creating a toothlike border on two sides.

Material Details

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 incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, the wool pile is knotted onto a sturdy goat hair foundation, prized for its wiry strength.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft underfoot. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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