Johane

Only one made

Johane Vintage Moroccan Runner Rug

Dimensions:
5'11" x 14'1" (180 cm x 430 cm)
Colors:
  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'11" x 14'1" (180 cm x 430 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'11" x 14'1" (180 cm x 430 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2" (3 cm)
  • Color palette: sandstone, warm vanilla beige, walnut brown, pale sage gray

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 Originally made for personal use, these rugs took months to weave, documenting a shifting tide of events and emotions in the weaver’s life.
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A hooked detail, also known as a sickle, represents metal, which had protective magic according to the Amazigh
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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