Kalpana

Only one made

Kalpana Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in the town of Talsint in eastern Morocco

Dimensions: 6'6" x 16'0" (200 cm x 490 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Bubblegum Pink

    A medium true pink

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Goldenrod Yellow

    A deep, orangish yellow

  • Indigo

    A true indigo: dark blue, almost purple

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'6" x 16'0" (200 cm x 490 cm)
  • Medium pile: approximately 0.4"1cm)
  • Color palette: rich amethyst, lavender, seafoam green, mustard yellow, bubblegum pink, faded raspberry, goldenrod yellow, indigo
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
Origin

The market town for the Aït Bou Ichaouen tribe, Talsint rugs typically feature wool wefts, cotton warps, and lots of color.

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 wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor.

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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