Gjergji

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Gjergji Moroccan Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind new rug, flatwoven by skilled artisans using techniques originated by Berber Tribes in the Boucherouite style using upcycled textiles.

Dimensions: 4'7" x 8'5" (140 cm x 259 cm)

Gjergji was woven using traditional techniques. Natural inconsistencies and slight variations in size are inherent in these unique, handwoven rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • New

    Recently woven and never used in a home

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool on cotton warp
  • Dimensions: 4'7" x 8'5" (140 cm x 259 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 3.9" (10 cm)
  • Color palette: cantaloupe, lavender, emerald green
  • These rugs are prized for their expressive design and construction. Their freeform edges meander and wiggle, unbound by constrictions of mass production.

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Moroccan rugs don’t come with a key. As with any painting or poem, their motifs have many subjective interpretations. Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Origin

Unlike most Moroccan rug names, Boucherouite refers to the style of the rug, not to its location of origin. These rugs are woven across the country and are so-called for their materiality: bu sharwit is a Moroccan Arabic term meaning 'piece of cloth'. Much like quilting, these pieces are made up of many scraps of fabric to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.

Material Details

Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, is considered almost sacred to the Amazigh (Berber) people, whose nomadic lifestyle included sheep and goat herding. In addition to being available, wool is durable, long-lasting, and soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, textured wool wefts are flatwoven onto sturdy cotton warps.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft and fluffy underfoot. 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.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

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