Stilijana

Only one made

Stilijana Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Dimensions:
4'6" x 11'4" (136 cm x 345 cm)
Colors:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'6" x 11'4" (136 cm x 345 cm)

Stilijana 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'6" x 11'4" (136 cm x 345 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 0.8" (2 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 2.8" (7 cm)
  • Color palette: cream, mustard yellow, dusty rose pink, walnut brown, fiery orange

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.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 eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
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 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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