MOROCCAN RUGS

Moroccan rugs date back centuries. These rugs, once used for protection against cold weather, are hand woven in several regions of Morocco. Many of our rug artisans hail from the Atlas Mountains where they use the wool of a special breed of sheep that roams the rugged landscape.

The art of carpet weaving is mainly female and influenced by the legends of the Berber tribes. Traditionally, carpets were made solely for personal use. This means that every symbol, motif and pattern means something special to the weaver – perhaps a wish for fertility, the celebration of a marriage or birth, or an ode to the landscape of a particular region.

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