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Moroccan African Tuareg Vintage Runner Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan nomadic African Tuareg rug runner with wool and cotton embroidered geometrical modernist designs. This rug was used for room separation in the Berber tents. Those ...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Moroccan African Tuareg Black Runner Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan nomadic African Tuareg rug, black camel hair with wool and cotton embroidered geometrical modernist designs and adorned with sequins, This rug was used for room sep...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Moroccan African Tuareg Vintage Black Runner Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan nomadic African Tuareg rug, black camel hair with wool and cotton embroidered geometrical modernist designs. This rug was used for room separation in the Berber ten...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Moroccan African Tuareg Vintage Black Runner Rug
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Moroccan nomadic Tuareg rug, black camel hair with wool and cotton embroidered geometrical modernist designs. This rug was used for room separation in the Berber tents. Thos...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage African Tuareg Moroccan Tribal Runner, circa 1960
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Great handwoven vintage collector African Moroccan Tuareg tribal runner rug. Intricate geometric designs on flat-weave Tuareg kilim rug, with some sequins. Great faded colors. Uni...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20360 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner, Shag Hallway Runner. Primary and pastel hues of the colors woven into this vintage Berber Moroccan rug work together to create a truly unique lo...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A bold vintage Moroccan runner with a richly colored crimson field and a thin black stipe border.
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
W 28 in. L 79 in.
Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Runner, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20581 Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Runner, Shag Hallway Runner. Stark hues of the colors woven into this piece work together to create a truly unique look. The diversely vari...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fabric, Wool, Cotton

Moroccan Kilim Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful mid-20th century Moroccan kilim runner with alternating multi-colored stripes all woven with geometric pattered.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
W 62 in. L 163 in.
Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug Runner, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20470, vintage Berber Moroccan rug runner. A fiery shade of red provides a beautiful backdrop for the varied color diamonds that overlay this hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Morocca...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Style Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner Moroccan Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74818, tribal style vintage Moroccan Azilal runner Moroccan hallway runner. With its whimsical triangular patterns, this Moroccan Azilal runner is based on free and abstract composit...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Berber Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Moroccan Berber runner A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a fine addition to your collection. It is made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Berber Runner
  • Moroccan Berber Runner
  • Moroccan Berber Runner
  • Moroccan Berber Runner
W 54 in. L 133 in.
Red Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Red Moroccan runner A weaving technique that has been passed down from generation to generation makes a Moroccan Berber rug a fine addition to your collection. It is made of luxurio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
W 58 in. L 145 in.
Navy Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Navy Moroccan Runner A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a fine addition to your collection. It is made of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Navy Moroccan Runner
  • Navy Moroccan Runner
  • Navy Moroccan Runner
  • Navy Moroccan Runner
W 56 in. L 135 in.
Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful brilliantly colored vintage Moroccan runner with an all-over geometric pattern of triangles and diamonds woven in crimson, orange, gold, and hints of violet. The border i...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Vintage Moroccan Runner
W 55 in. L 130 in.
Moroccan Kilim Runner
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Moroccan Kilim flat-weave in predominant cream and orange tones.
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20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
  • Moroccan Kilim Runner
W 37 in. L 174 in.
Red Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Red Moroccan runner.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
  • Red Moroccan Runner
W 75 in. L 189 in.
Vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite Rug Runner, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20579 vintage Berber Moroccan Boucherouite rug, Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner. Bring high energy and spirit to nearly any space with hues from Mother Nature's colors woven into this v...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Muted Checkerboard Pattern, Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20225 vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with muted checkerboard pattern, hallway runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner features a muted checkerboard pattern fram...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Hallway Runner, Extra-Long Shag Red Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20358 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Animals and Hand Prints, Extra-Long Hallway Runner, Red Shag Moroccan Runner. This vintage Berber red Moroccan runner features a variety of ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20390 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Shag Hallway Runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner features an all-over diamond lattice pattern spread...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage Moroccan nomadic runner, very long, with geometrical archaic design. The black color was used for wool carpets by nomads to rest their eyes in the strong light of the desert ...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Other Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
W 45.67 in. L 228.35 in.
Moroccan "Boucherouite" Runner Rug
Located in New York, NY
Moroccan "Boucherouite" runner rug. A Moroccan rag rug, woven in rare runner format, entirely with cut-up pieces of fabric from old clothes, etc. - boucherouite means rag or torn clo...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Cotton

Moroccan Chichawa Rare Runner
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage Moroccan carpet with soft wool and a particular measure: think about where to put it! Placed side by side with another similar rug, it becomes an interesing unusual large rug...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Other Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Chichawa Rare Runner
  • Moroccan Chichawa Rare Runner
  • Moroccan Chichawa Rare Runner
  • Moroccan Chichawa Rare Runner
W 45.67 in. L 106.3 in.
Vintage Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20382 Vintage Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner 02'07 x 08'03. Bold and brilliant and cozy casual, this Moroccan rug encapsulates the resonant heritage ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

High Atlas Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
This borderless High Atlas runner has a medium-long recumbent pile in creamy ivory undyed wool and a geometric pattern in medium brown of tall, conjoint lozenges, and various tall op...
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Early 2000s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • High Atlas Moroccan Runner
  • High Atlas Moroccan Runner
  • High Atlas Moroccan Runner
  • High Atlas Moroccan Runner
W 35 in. L 126 in.
Vintage Colorful Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
This high pile runner shows a mixed lozenge harlequin pattern detailed in yellow, sand, medium blue and dark brown, within a red zig-zag border. The pattern constantly changes throug...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tribal Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
With faint echoes of Persian Sarabs, this vintage tribal Moroccan runner features a light camel-tan field with a multiply pinched ecru, dark brown and light blue medallion vertically...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Shag Turkish Runner
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish shag pile runner.
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20th Century Turkish Steampunk Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Shag Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Shag Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Shag Turkish Runner
  • Vintage Shag Turkish Runner
W 34 in. L 116 in.
Tribal Design Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Tribal design Moroccan runner A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a fine addition to your collection. It i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Bohemian Tribal Style, Shag Hallway Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
20060 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Bohemian Tribal Style, Shag Hallway Runner. This Vintage Berber Moroccan hallway runner features three columns of colorful diamonds flanked ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Funky Colorful Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
With Caucasian influence, the sienna field features a pole of three tall, stepped octagons and straw tabbed boxes. The border of stars-in-squares has a Turkish flavor. Colorful and m...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Azilal Runner with Modern Tribal Style, Shag Runner
Located in Dallas, TX
20670, Vintage Berber Moroccan Azilal Runner with Modern Tribal Style, Shag Runner. This hand-knotted wool vintage Moroccan Azilal carpet runner marries the vintage style of the Berb...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Berber Moroccan Azilal Runner with Postmodern Memphis Style, Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74823 Contemporary Berber Moroccan Azilal runner with Postmodern Memphis style, Shag Hallway runner. Admired for it's vibrant colors and whimsical nomadic vibes, this Moroccan Azilal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Tribal Design Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Tribal design Moroccan runner.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Yellow Dots Moroccan runner A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a Fine addition to your collection. It is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
  • Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
  • Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
  • Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
W 58 in. L 134 in.
Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Red Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20168 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style, Red Shag Hallway Runner. This hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner is composed of a variety of diamonds and triang...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Beautiful Long Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice vintage Moroccan runner, with beautiful colors and a geometrical tribal design, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on wool foundation.     
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Beautiful Vintage Tribal Moroccan Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful midcentury tribal Moroccan Kilim with a geometrical design and nice colors with red, orange, blue and black, entirely handwoven with wool and silk on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Cotton, Silk

Long Vintage Moroccan Berbere Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful and original vintage Moroccan runner with nice red field color and geometrical tribal design, first half of the 20th century, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Long Vintage Moroccan Berbere Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Berbere Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Berbere Runner
  • Long Vintage Moroccan Berbere Runner
W 61.42 in. L 129.93 in.
Vintage Tribal Moroccan Kilim Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful colorful long Moroccan Kilim with nice tribal geometrical design and beautiful colors, entirely handwoven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Wonderful Antique Moroccan Flat Runner
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful early 20th century flat-woven Moroccan berbere runner with beautiful tribal design and red and orange colors. Entirely handwoven with wool on wool foundation.   
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Long Tribal Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
This tribal piece shows a multicolored field with an overlying tall lozenge trellis in brown, greens, and ivory, with soft coral red spots within and set around. This long pile examp...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Mid Century Moroccan Kilim Runner
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful Late-20th century Moroccan kilim runner with alternating multi-colored stripes all woven with geometric pattered.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Moroccan Runner, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
A five column patchwork square pattern in solid brown, as well as vertically and horizontally lined, speckled and diagonally lined has a vaguely rustic hooked rug aura.
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2010s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Turquouse and Teal Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
This narrow and borderless village kenare (runner) shows a cloudy and abrashed blue field with a ridiculously subtle tall lozenge lattice in paler blue. Narrow flat-woven end strips ...
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2010s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Runner Rug or Carpet
Located in Plainview, NY
Moroccan runner rug or carpet in a Tribal" Boucherouite" style This Boucherouite rug is a unique piece handmade by women in Marrakesh and in the Atlas Mountains area. This vintage s...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fabric, Wool

Warm Moroccan Runner in Terracotta
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Moroccan runner in terracotta A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a fine addition to your collection. It i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Runner, High Shaggy Pile
Located in New York, NY
The light, eggshell ground displays a thick and thin black broken line and angular spiral pattern in three complete and one partial modules. Has a very Mid-Century Modern look. Full,...
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2010s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Geometric Blue Fabric Runner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Morocco, this vintage Moroccan runner features a distinctly textural fabric body with a seldom-seen Minimalist field design, marrying iconic Berber lozenge symbols o...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fabric

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber Runner
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber runner with gracefully embossed ornate elements featuring the vibrant shades of tangerine, azure, salmon, brown, taupe and ivory. It elegantly ...
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Vintage 1930s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Azilal Moroccan Handmade Wool Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Azilal Moroccan hand knotted wool rug with the red field. This Moroccan rug has a bright multi-color accent in all-over abstract patterns with different Berber symb...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

1960s Beige Flat-Weave Runner Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Moroccan flat-weave runner, handwoven in the 1960s. Stone-beige color with braided frills in a beige white. Elegant, minimal band patterning at either end. Dimensions: 15' x 4'...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Hand Knotted Green Runner from Turkey
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage hand knotted rug runner from Eastern Turkey, Middle Eastern Asian carpet, circa 1940. Size: 3ft 9 in x 6ft 5in. Traditional Turkish floral and geometric designs and colors...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Colorful Moroccan Handmade Cotton Runner
Located in New York, NY
Vintage colorful Moroccan handmade cotton runner Size: 2'4" × 7'10" (71 × 238 cm) This circa 1945 Moroccan vintage runner rug features a bold raised pile multicolored all-over geom...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Cotton

1960s Moroccan Flat-Weave Runner Rug
Located in New York, NY
A Moroccan flat-weave runner, handwoven in the 1960s. Warm brown tone with frills in a beige white. Elegant, minimal patterning at either end. A series of bands in the same beige col...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Berber Zemmur Moroccan Vintage Long Runner
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Vintage Moroccan Nomadic runner, very long, with geometrical archaic design. The black color was used for wool by nomads to rest their eyes in the strong light of the desert sun. The...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Other Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Runner with Hints of Yellow
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Moroccan runner with hints of yellow A weaving technique that has been passed down from generations to generations makes Moroccan Berber rug such a fine addition to your collection....
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Tribe Berber Runner
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Ivory field with natural black imagery including repeat diamond and triangle motifs in banded areas with pictographic forms near center. A charming and graphical, one-of-a-kind vinta...
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Early 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Berber Vintage Tribal Kilim Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Handwoven vintage Moroccan Berber Tribal rug, runner nicely aged and faded with sage, purples, browns and oranges colors. Handwoven by The Berber tribes in Morocco. South of Marrakec...
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20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Goat Hair, Wool

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African Runner For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic African runner available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wool and cotton, every African runner was constructed with great care. Find 271 options for an antique or vintage African runner now, or shop our selection of 52 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer African runner, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An African runner made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. A well-made African runner has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Berber Tribes of Morocco, Ben Soleimani and Mehraban Rugs are consistently popular.

How Much is an African Runner?

Prices for an African runner start at $330 and top out at $90,000 with the average selling for $2,500.

Finding the Right Moroccan and North African Rugs for You

Antique and modern Moroccan and North African rugs serve as an exceptional piece of decor. Whether it’s to tie your bedroom together or to add a dazzling array of colors and graphically provocative shapes and other elements to your living room wall, there’s increased demand for Moroccan tribal rugs, especially as bohemian, global and eco styles are on the rise and because tapestries and wall hangings are definitely cool again.

Travelers and interior design lovers from all over the world are big fans of the complex geometric patterns and bold color palettes that we typically associate with these rustic, natural rugs. In the West, the current infatuation with handwoven vintage Moroccan tribal rugs stretches to the mid-20th century. Then, designers such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier offset austere interiors with these vibrant and alluring textiles. (Le Corbusier integrated Moroccan rugs in his designs for Villa La Roche in Paris, while Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Pennsylvania is also home to these distinctive floor coverings.)

Moroccan rugs date back to the Paleolithic era, when Berber tribes, which comprised many different members of an ethnic group native to North Africa, would weave these textiles with intricate images and symbols. Traditionally, Moroccan tribal weavings were made exclusively by women and solely for personal use. Dense pile rugs served not only as floor coverings but as mattresses, seating and even blankets in the winter months.

The Moroccan rug hasn’t survived this long merely because of its usefulness. These stunning works take at least two to three weeks to weave, and each woman weaves the story of her life into the design. They are filled with symbolism and vary greatly depending on the locale where they were woven. In this way, part of the profound beauty of traditional Moroccan rugs lies in their historical and cultural significance.

One of the most widely loved styles of Moroccan rugs comes from the Beni Ourain tribes, a network of nearly two dozen individual tribes in the mountainous Middle Atlas region. Beni Ourain rugs are woven from undyed, natural wool. The textures, imperfections and asymmetrical lines, which can’t be reproduced with mass production methods, as well as the neutral tones and understated geometry have endeared interior designers to these works for ages. In comparison to the spare Beni Ourain rugs, a more heavily decorated, widely colorful option can be found in Azilal Moroccan rugs, which contrast wonderfully with the rich, dark wood tones and clean lines that characterize mid-century modern furniture.

The collection of vintage rugs and carpets on 1stDibs features a wide range of extraordinary antique and modern Moroccan and North African rugs.