Made of hand-woven organic wool, handmade Moroccan rugs can give a unique and elegant appearance to the decoration of your home or office. They can be used as floor accessories, hung on the walls or as quilts to refresh any space and make it more comfortable and luxurious.
Moroccan carpet families can be assimilated into five main categories according to their origin and the weaving / stacking techniques used to make them:
The Kilim family: This is probably the oldest type of Moroccan tribal carpet in the world. Some historians believe that its origin dates back to the 6th century BC. This type of upholstered cloth has spread throughout North Africa as nomadic tribes develop their textile skills to adapt to the harsh life of the Sahara desert.
The Glaoui family: these Moroccan rugs originate in the Atlas mountains and use a combination of stacking and stacking techniques. The wool and the dyes used to make this type of carpets are completely natural and the design itself consists of a combination of patterns stacked separately, joined to form the final piece. These rugs can be very colorful.
The Beni Ourain family: woven by Beri Ourain beri tribes, from the northeastern Middle Atlas, these distinctive vintage white carpets represent a direct link to the nomadic traditions of Berber weaving.
The typical design of Beni Ouarain rugs has a set of diamonds formed by relatively thin black lines on a matte white background. Border patterns are the result of external influences.
The royal family: this is the most prestigious carpet available in Morocco. Some even compare it to their Iranian cousin: The Persian Rug. Introduced by the Gharnatis, who were expelled from Andalusia in the 15th century, the royal Moroccan rug is identified by its wide ornate rim around a central free field containing medallions and grain motifs. The execution and selection of colors are carried out with special care to produce a complex and beautifully finished masterpiece.
The Antique family: when applied to the Moroccan tapestry, the term “Antique” describes something more than the passage of time. Antique Moroccan rugs are masterpieces that were manufactured before 1950 with the best quality wool and hand-made plant yarns. The oldest existing ancient Moroccan rugs can be dated to the 17th century during the reign of the Saadi dynasty in Morocco and sold for $ 10,000 or more. Valued without ceasing to be a multifaceted piece, Moroccan Antique Carpets are considered investments that can accumulate over many generations. The collectors of such original pieces value its historical importance and consider its Antique Carpets as a bridge to the rich and abundant past of Morocco.