Donatus

Only one made

Donatus Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted near the small city of Boujad in the Chaouia-Ouardigha region of Morocco

Dimensions: 3'3" x 11'9" (100 cm x 360 cm)

Donatus has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Blush Beige

    A pale pinkish beige

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'3" x 11'9" (100 cm x 360 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, inky black, cantaloupe, cream, blush beige
  • 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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • An eye motif indicates the power to reflect the evil eye, and thus protect the weaver
  • An eight-pointed star symbolizes the feminine and fertility
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Origin

Boujad was considered a holy town. Boujad rugs were made by a variety of tribes, and thus vary widely in color, composition, and weave. Often described with words like surreal, mystic, and mesmerizing, these rugs depict a world beyond reality. Construction-wise, they have twice as many horizontal as vertical knots, which makes them floppy and easy to move.

Material Details

Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, was 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, the wool pile is knotted onto a wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor.

Moroccan wool is locally sourced and produces a thick, strong pile that feels soft underfoot. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.

How to Style This Rug

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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