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Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
Moroccan Runner Size: 2'0" × 18'0" (60 × 548 cm) Because of their long and narrow shape, runners are perfect for corridors, staircases and transitional rooms. This marvelous runner...
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21st Century and Contemporary Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Runner
  • Moroccan Runner
  • Moroccan Runner
  • Moroccan Runner
W 24 in. L 216 in.
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 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.
Wide Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Moroccan runner.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Wide Moroccan Runner
  • Wide Moroccan Runner
  • Wide Moroccan Runner
  • Wide Moroccan Runner
W 74 in. L 159 in.
Red Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, 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.
Navy Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, 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.
Red Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, 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.
Tribal Design Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tribal design Moroccan runner.
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Late 20th Century Moroccan 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 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

Tribal Design Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, 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

Yellow Dots Moroccan Runner
Located in Los Angeles, 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, 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

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

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.
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

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

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

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.
Warm Moroccan Runner in Terracotta
Located in Los Angeles, 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 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

Vintage Moroccan Runner with Boho Chic Tribal Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20628 vintage Moroccan runner with boho chic tribal style. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug is heavily ornamented with colorful diamonds and secondary protection mo...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern Style, Shag Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20257, vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern style, Shag Runner. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan runner features an all-over diamond lozenge pattern a...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

New Contemporary Moroccan Runner with Minimalist Shaker Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
80504 New Contemporary Moroccan Runner with Minimalist Shaker Style. This hand knotted wool contemporary Moroccan runner features a solid abrashed brown field finished with a wide ec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pakistani Shaker Moroccan and North Africa...

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Wool

Vintage Boucherouite Moroccan Runner with Postmodern Bauhaus Cubism Style
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20381 Vintage Boucherouite Moroccan Runner, Colorful Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner. This Mid-Century Modern Moroccan runner features a checkerboard design woven in a striking combinat...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Bauhaus Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

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

Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug with Abstract Cubism Style, Berber Moroccan Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20400 Vintage Moroccan Azilal Rug with Abstract Cubism Style, Berber Moroccan Runner 04'04 x 08'06. The hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan Azilal rug with is divided into thre...
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Mid-20th Century 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

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

Moroccan Runner, High Pile
Located in New York, NY
The narrow solid dark brown side borders irregularly "rain" into the off-white field. A few dark tabs reinforce the side pattern on this totally abstract contempary runner.
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2010s Turkish Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
  • Moroccan Runner, High Pile
W 36 in. L 154 in.
Tribal Moroccan Runner Rug or Carpet
Located in Plainview, NY
This elegant vintage tribal Moroccan runner rug or carpet is an ennobling addition to hallways, foyers, entryways, dressing rooms, staircases and wherever else a slender rug is desir...
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1990s 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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Silk

Moroccan Runner with Hints of Yellow
Located in Los Angeles, 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 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

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

Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Style and Diamond Trellis Pattern
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20150 Berber Moroccan Runner with Tribal Design and Diamond Trellis Pattern. This hand-knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug runner with tribal style displays a diamond trellis pa...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African...

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Bold Abstract Expressionism Style, Shag Rug
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20914, vintage Berber Moroccan runner with bold abstract expressionism style, Shag rug hallway runner 03'09 x 10'01. With its saturated carmine glaze, rich waves of abrash, and bold ...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Expressionist Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Bohemian Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug or Carpet
Located in Plainview, NY
Bohemian Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug or Carpe in " Boucharouite" Fabric Style. Authentic vintage rugs from Morocco's Berber villages. Traditionally knotted with wool. Raw materials b...
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1990s Moroccan Bohemian Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Synthetic, Nylon, Wool, Cotton

21st Century Modern Moroccan Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful 21st-Century Modern Moroccan runner rug with a tan field, and brown accents in an all-over geometric design. This rug measures: 2'8" x 10'3".
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2010s African Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern Style and Tribal Design
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
20193 Vintage Berber Moroccan Runner with Mid-Century Modern Style and Tribal Design. This hand knotted wool vintage Berber Moroccan rug with Mid-Century Modern style features three ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

Vintage Moroccan Runner with a Light Orange Field
Located in New York, NY
With particularly broad, striped end weave finishes, this tribal piece presents a pale orange field with rows of stepped crosses, notched diamonds and four-flower ensembles, all arou...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Vintage Moroccan Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Vintage Moroccan Wool runner With a beige field and gray accents in an all-over geometric design. This rug measures: 6'7" x 11'7".
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Vintage 1960s African Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Colorful Moroccan Runner in Orange, Blue, Yellow and Gold Colors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Colorful Moroccan Runner in Orange, Blue, Yellow and Gold Colors. Rendered with four medallions and random spotted and speckled shapes, this unique Moroccan runner displays a harmoni...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Mid-20th Vintage Orange/Blue Moroccan Runner
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful Vintage Moroccan rug with an orange field, blue and red geometric design, This rug measure: 4'04" x 12'04".
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Early 20th Century 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

Light Pink Cream Mid-20th Century Neutral Moroccan Runner
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury one of a kind Moroccan runner with light cream and pink accents, circa 1940. Measures: 2'10" x 9'7".
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Vintage 1940s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Tribal Moroccan Runner in Cream, Pink, Red, Blue, and Black
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury tribal Moroccan runner in cream, pink, red, blue, and black Size: 3'5" x 12'3" (104 x 373 cm) A vintage Moroccan Runner with snow capped triangles combined with other ge...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Unique Moroccan Runner in Light Ivory Background & Brown, Rose, Green Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
Unique Moroccan Runner in Light Ivory Background & Brown, Rose, Green Accents. Featuring cross shapes in an assortment of neutral colors, this unique Moroccan has an abstract flair. ...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Midcentury Moroccan Runner in Shades of Caramel, Brown and Black
Located in New York, NY
Vintage midcentury Moroccan runner in shades of caramel, brown and black Size: 3'7" x 13'2" (109 × 401 cm). This vintage Moroccan runner rug features no guard or main borders. It i...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African ...

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Wool

1950s Vintage Moroccan Runner Purple Midcentury Tribal Rug All Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in Morocco circa 1950-1960, this vintage Moroccan rug is an uncommonly spacious Moroccan runner of this period, as unique in size, given the limited loom space of Moroccan t...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fabric

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 04'00 x 08'08. With its whimsical triangular patterns, this Moroccan Azilal runner is based on free and abst...
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Late 20th Century Moroccan Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

1950s Midcentury Vintage Moroccan Runner Orange Brown Tribal Chevron Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Morocco originating circa 1950-1960, this vintage runner connotes a midcentury tribal Moroccan rug design enjoying a marriage of some of the most celebrated traits of...
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Vintage 1950s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Fabric

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

Long Vintage Moroccan Runner with Tribal Design in Orange, Brown, Blue and Green
Located in Atlanta, GA
Long Vintage Moroccan Runner with Tribal Design in Orange, Brown, Blue and Green. Rendered in a variety of abstract and random shapes with a spotted and speckled assortment of rich c...
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Vintage 1940s Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

Funky Purple Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug. Size: 1' 9" x 15' (0.53 m x 4.57 m)
Located in New York, NY
Highly artistic and funky purple vintage Moroccan runner rug, Country of origin / Rugs type: Moroccan rugs, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 1 ft 9 in x 15 ft (0.53 m x 4.57 m). ...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Tribal Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Moroccan Vintage Azilal Tribal Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Wonderful example of Moroccan Berber textile weaving from the high atlas region. Beautiful Azilal tribal African rug from Morocco, handcrafted from wool and cotton. This Moroccan run...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Mid-Century Modern Moroccan and North African Rugs

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Wool

Tribal Style Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner, Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner
By Berber Tribes of Morocco
Located in Dallas, TX
74778 Tribal Style Vintage Moroccan Azilal Runner, Berber Moroccan Shag Hallway Runner 03'06 x 07'02. Vivacious shades of the colors woven into this vintage Moroccan Azilal rug toget...
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Late 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 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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Wool, Cotton

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

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Morrocan Runner For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the morrocan runner you’re looking for. A morrocan runner — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a morrocan runner, we have 122 options in-stock, while there are 106 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the morrocan runner you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A morrocan runner made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. Berber Tribes of Morocco, Nazmiyal Collection and Ben Soleimani each produced at least one beautiful morrocan runner that is worth considering.

How Much are Morrocan Runner?

Prices for a morrocan runner start at $150 and top out at $12,750 with the average selling for $2,308.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.