5'1" x 11'4" Moroccan Rug/ Gilmore
One-of-a-kind new rug, handwoven and hand knotted by Beni Ourain tribes in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco. Gilmore has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.
- Dimensions: 5'1" x 11'4" (157 cm x 347 cm)
- 100% wool
- Plush pile: approximately 0.8"(2cm)
- Color palette: warm vanilla beige, walnut brown
Clean regularly using non-rotary vacuum. Rotate on occasion to ensure even wear. Do not dry clean or steam clean. Professional hand washing recommended every 3-5 years
Region of Origin + Material Details
As of 1991, the large Beni Ourain tribal territory was home to nearly a quarter of the Moroccan sheep population. This rather large group of tribes are famous for their fleece-like white rugs, designed for sleeping on and under, with a barely-visible meandering black or brown diamond lattice design.
Moroccan wool is locally sourced and a staple of Moroccan rug design. It produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft underfoot. In addition to being available, wool is durable and long-lasting. A small amount of shedding is to be expected from this natural fiber, but it’s worth it: its high pile is beloved for its wild, tousled texture.