LE MAROC BLANC Collection by Jan Kath
Le Maroc blanc
These carpets make you want to lie down and sleep on them. The naturally white, fluffy Berber rugs have a tradition in Morocco that is centuries old. At their small, portable weaving chairs, the nomad women wove carpets that were narrow but often quite long. These pieces filled the nomads’ tents. The voluminous and rustic carpets served to insulate the floor from cold, and to make the space livable.
This ancient, high-quality weaving tradition has always fascinated Jan Kath, and he decided to revive it in his collection “Le Maroc Blanc.” In keeping with tradition, he has the carpets manufactured according to the old methods. Whether white, brown, or even deep-black yarn, the wool comes from Moroccan sheep from the Atlas Mountains, and retains its natural color. To a large extent, the designs are also based on ancient, traditional Berber patterns, and are woven by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the nomadic women. Because the weaving chairs are now located in small mountain villages surrounding the city Azilal, and no longer need to be transported, the formats can be enlarged. Berber rugs by Jan Kath 4 x 5 meters in size are no longer a rarity, and transform a room in a unique way. Kath leaves nothing to chance. As organic as the knots might seem, every deviation and irregularity in the pattern is intentional; in this way, they create a highly unusual, vibrant look.