Ola

Only one made

Ola Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Dimensions:
5'2" x 12'10" (157 cm x 392 cm)

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 5'2" x 12'10" (157 cm x 392 cm)

Ola 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:
  • Pink

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 5'2" x 12'10" (157 cm x 392 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 7.9" (20 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, cantaloupe, cream, baby blue, walnut brown

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • 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
Origin

Boujad was considered a holy town. Boujad rugs were made by a variety of tribes, and thus vary widely in color, composition, and weave. Often described with words like surreal, mystic, and mesmerizing, these rugs depict a world beyond reality. Construction-wise, they have twice as many horizontal as vertical knots, which makes them floppy and easy to move.

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 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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