Two rugs for the price of one! This Moroccan Golaoui rug is one long rug, with a break in the weaving that allows it to be used as a runner, or separated into two rugs with matching patterns (not something easy to find in Morocco!). Wonderful earthy tones make up this rug: sandy tan, rusty red, deep blue, sunshiny yellow, raw green, browns, greys, oranges, and cream. An amazing assortment that blends with any decor.
Golaoui rugs are comprised of three main repeating motifs, representational of the geographic area they represent. The carpets are made with natural wool from the local sheep. The dyes are all natural, the hallmark of which is is the ability to be washed without having the colors run, a sign of a truly well made and valuable rug.
Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. These flatweave carpets are tightly wove and durable. This type of carpet has been made in this region of Morocco for centuries and is very unique to this particular geographic area.
Sourced directly from a cooperative in the southern Moroccan town of Taznakht, Morocco. Made of handspun sheep wool and natural cotton. Handmade by native female Moroccan weavers.
Larger half measures 234cm long (7.7ft) 68cm wide (2.2ft)
Smaller side measures 112cm long (3.7ft) 68cm wide (2.2ft)
All sales on Silver Sahara benefit the native artisans and help to ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.