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November 22, 2022
Originating from the heart of the Moroccan Atlas mountains, the famous traditional rugs come in various designs, color palettes, and tribal patterns representing the cultural and tribal heritage of their makers.
While they rightfully gained international recognition for being arguably the best-made rugs in the world, and have been admired both by professionals and aficionados of interior design, you might be wondering it it is worth the splurge since Moroccan rugs can be more pricey than your next-door store regular carpet.
So, If you are not familiar with interior design or if you want to acquire an authentic rug and are still undecided when faced with the price, then this post is for you.
With impeccable quality and lasting longevity, Moroccan rugs can be a lifetime investment when taken care of properly. I mean have you seen the flourishing market of vintage Moroccan rugs and how incredible they look?!
The unremarkable wool quality along with the expertise in the weaving technique and time-consuming process that goes into creating one single Moroccan rug is a testament to the unparalleled quality of Moroccan rugs.
The variety of color schemes, styles, patterns, and piles that Moroccan rugs offer is unsurprisingly comprehensive. Anyone regardless of their preferences can find their dream rug thanks to the versatility of the designs that satisfy any possible quirkiness, or interior aesthetics.
And that is not all, uniqueness and authenticity are often mentioned when describing stunning Moroccan rugs. That is because of the handmade nature of the craft, carpets can't be perfectly identical even if they have similar designs and patterns. So even if 2 people order the exact rug design and style, the two rugs can never be truly identical.
The high value of Moroccan rugs comes down to their incredible quality, as they are skillfully woven using ancient techniques, natural fabrics, and dyes. Also, the uniqueness of each piece and the cultural background it holds adds greatly to their authenticity.
The magic happens at the weaving station where the set-up loom allows the handling of the former threads, they could be either looped, knotted, piled, or reverse-piled depending on the thickness and the technique of choice distinguishing the local Berber tribe in question.
Because of the meticulousness of the threading and the weaving process, a single Moroccan carpet can take several weeks or even months before completion depending on its size and the complexity of its pattern.
According to the history books, the rug-creating process in the region dates back to the 7th century when rugs and carpets were handmade by North-African tribes with expert weaving techniques that are miraculously still used to this day.
Similarly and over the years, each tribe has come to be known for specific usage of patterns, design details, colors, and weaving techniques that speak of their cultural heritage and identity while making sure that the precious know-how was proudly passed down from one generation to the next. This strong sense of ownership explains the rich and distinct design choices we are spoilt with today ranging from the subtleness of Beni Ourrain carpets to the artful-looking Boucherwite rugs.
Check out our collection of beautiful Moroccan rugs here.
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When describing Moroccan rugs, the word classic and timeless comes up a lot, and that is for a reason. In this rug-loving community, we all know by now how special Moroccan rugs are, in terms of their ancestral weaving techniques, their impeccable quality, their design variety, and also their historic aspect.
So when getting hold of such a valuable interior design item, it is wise to learn how to take care of it and keep it in pristine condition for it to turn into a loved vintage piece that can be kept and passed down to the next generation. Again they are timeless.
Armed with unparalleled ancient know-how, the tribal women in the heart of the Atlas mountains work tirelessly to transform wool and other natural fibers into the famous Moroccan rugs we all love and admire.
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