Gianpaola

Only one made

Gianpaola Vintage Moroccan Rug

Dimensions:
5'3" x 9'7" (160 cm x 293 cm)
Colors:
  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Chartreuse

    A yellow-green

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'3" x 9'7" (160 cm x 293 cm)

Gianpaola 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

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Purple
Color Palette:
  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Chartreuse

    A yellow-green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'3" x 9'7" (160 cm x 293 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: eggplant, cream, warm vanilla beige, chartreuse

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
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 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.

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

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

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