Notley

Notley Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 5'6" x 13'0" (168 cm x 397 cm)

Notley 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Silvery Gray

    A light, true gray

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Royal Blue

    A medium-to-deep true blue

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'6" x 13'0" (168 cm x 397 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.6"(4cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: cream, tan, silvery gray, seafoam green, royal blue
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.
  • One end of the rug is slightly smaller than the other side of the rug; we ensure that the rug meets all standards for quality and this does not detract from its overall aesthetic

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • A classic chevron pattern made from zig-zag lines alternating in color
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
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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