Galliana

Only one made

Galliana Moroccan Kilim

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, flatwoven by skilled artisans using techniques originated in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 7'4" x 12'7" (225 cm x 385 cm)

Natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted rugs

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Gray
Color Palette:
  • Sage Gray

    A medium-to-dark gray with a greenish tint

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 7'4" x 12'7" (225 cm x 385 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: sage gray, bone beige

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Origin

Taznakht is a major market town and weaving center associated with the Ait Ouaouzguite and Zanafi. Rugs from this region can be identified by their tightly-woven and finely-knotted lowish pile and occasional anthropomorphic designs. Their frequent use of yellow is due to abundant local yellow-dye materials, like gorse flowers.

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 soft—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.

How to Style This Rug

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

Living Room

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