Olimpio

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Olimpio Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted by Berber Tribes in the Boucherouite style using upcycled textiles.

Dimensions: 2'5" x 9'6" (74 cm x 292 cm)

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

Rug 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Turquoise Blue

    A bright, greenish medium-blue

  • Khaki Green

    A brownish green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on mixed fiber foundation
  • Dimensions: 2'5" x 9'6" (74 cm x 292 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2" (5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, tangerine orange, turquoise blue, khaki green
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Lined with a repeating set of four medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Origin

Unlike most Moroccan rug names, Boucherouite refers to the style of the rug, not to its location of origin. These rugs are woven across the country and are so-called for their materiality: bu sharwit is a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Much like quilting, these pieces are made up of many scraps of fabric to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.

Material Details

This rug is called a boucherouite, which derives from bu sharwit, a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Reflective of the ever-shifting post-modern, post-consumer landscape, these 'everything rugs' are woven with colorful miscellaneous fiber scraps. In this piece, a wool pile is knotted onto mixed-fiber wefts and textured wool warps.

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

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