Oran

Only one made

Oran Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in the town of Taznakht in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco.

Dimensions: 5'10" x 14'11" (180 cm x 455 cm)

Oran has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage 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:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Black
Color Palette:
  • Charcoal

    A dark gray

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 5'10" x 14'11" (180 cm x 455 cm)
  • Color palette: charcoal, dark dusty rose pink, cream, tangerine orange
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • A tree of life, a symbol found in religions worldwide, alludes to nature and was commonly used in Amazigh tattoos
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 sturdy goat hair foundation, prized for its wiry strength.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong flatweave that feels soft and fluffy underfoot.

How to Style This Rug

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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