Moroccan Rugs - folks & clans

Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan carpets date back centuries. They were once used for protection against cold weather, but now they are mainly used as a part of house luxury. The art of rug weaving is passed down from generation to generation, carrying on a thousand-year-old tradition. Rugs from different regions of Morocco vary in style as artisans include local folklore, symbolism and weaving techniques into their rug designs.

Moroccan rural carpets are handmade and usually homemade by women. they are still an active industry in many rural areas of Berber countries. Many Berber families earn their primary income from building-up carpets manually and selling them in local markets, merchants and tourists. The traditional Berber carpets differ from the modern ones.

Berber rugs

Moroccan Berber carpets captivate with their unique patterns and colors. They are handmade without a pattern. The weaver incorporates meaningful experiences and events from her life into the carpet, symbols of love, nature and happiness often appear on Moroccan Berber carpets. The naturally vibrant colors of blue, red, orange, yellow and purple come from plants and berries such as the henna bush, pomegranates, figs and tea leaves that grow in the Atlas Mountains. The natural black comes from the wool of the sheep and goats of the mountain areas.