> Malika's Architectural Runner
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Size: 27.5 in x 7.5 ft (70 cm x 2.28 m)Rug Style: KilimPile: FlatMaterials: Sabra Silk, 100% live sheep’s wool, natural and spice dyes
The Story Behind the Weave:Malika lead the design of this beautiful Kilim runner.The Kilim style originates from the Mid-Atlas region and often depicts this intricate mashrabiya-style pattern. Mashrabiya is an architectural style of window dressing, popular in Arabic homes; intricate lattice work surrounds oriel, or bay-style windows with stained glass accents to create shade while still letting light enter the home. This window style allows the women of the household to see the happenings on the street, without being seen themselves. In this textile, the geometric pattern mimics the lattice work, while the colors evoke stained glass. The finished piece is meant to protect your home from the eyes of unsavory characters.