Shtelijana

Only one made

Shtelijana Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Dimensions:
4'5" x 12'1" (137 cm x 370 cm)
Colors:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handknotted by Beni M'Guild tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco

Dimensions: 4'5" x 12'1" (137 cm x 370 cm)

Shtelijana 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'5" x 12'1" (137 cm x 370 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, sandstone

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • This rug has a minimal design with a single color field, showcasing the yarn's texture and sheen
  • Depending on who you ask, the X symbol stands for the body (wih arms or legs spread out), or scissors, which represent the protective, magical qualities of metal
Origin

Rugs in the Beni M'Guild style can be distinguished by a fairly heavy pile, playful and complex color variation, and striped, flatwoven ends.

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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