Sourcing Moroccan Rugs

If you have searched for the carpet of your dreams but haven’t yet found it, you’re in the right place! I’ll help you to find the perfect Moroccan carpet for your home.

I personally source one-of-a-kind handmade carpets at no extra cost because I have access to a wide range of rugs in Morocco. Over the years I have built up trusted relationships with local traders and developed on-the-ground expertise.

 

How I work:

I will ask you to complete the form below so I know exactly what you are looking for.

Once I receive the email (from the form submitted) with your requirement, I start searching for the perfect rug with my business partners in Morocco.

I’ll do my very best to make your dream rug come true!

As soon as I found something matching your request, I will send you an email with various pictures of the rugs as well as their sizes.

With your feedback, I will fine tune the search or, if you are already interested in one or a few, I will ask my business partners for more pictures, prices and shipping costs to your country.

Search process: It normally takes one week. Once we agree on the rug, I will send you an invoice.

Payment: Bank transfer if you are in the UK and Paypal for rest of the world.

While Moroccan rugs are well known, people are sometimes unclear as to which designs are actually Moroccan. There are around forty-five different tribal groups, each of which has distinctive designs and varying weaving and embroidery styles.

So below I listed the types of Moroccan rugs I offer and details of their origins and particular styles.

 

Beni Ourain Rugs

They are 100% sheepskin wool rugs handmade by Beni Ourain tribes in the North-Eastern Moroccan Middle Atlas Mountains.

Traditionally used as bedding to keep warm during the cold winter months, they are handmade, double-knotted, undyed 100% natural wool carpets – characteristically heavy white/cream pile with geometric diamond designs – each one unique.

These rugs are very trendy due to their timeless and minimalist look.

The main characteristic of a Beni Ouarain carpet is the “shaggy” pile. This makes them very comfortable under foot and they are much sought after for use in winter.

There are vintage Beni Ourains that were made years and years ago – these are beautiful and has character, but understandably pricey.

But you can also get newer Beni Ourains, made by the Berber women today. This doesn’t mean they are fake – they are just not vintage. Newer Beni Ourain rugs can be extremely good value, really lovely and excellent quality.

Azilal Rugs

Known for their colourful and intricate designs with Berber motifs, these carpets are traditionally handwoven by skilled female artisans in the central Moroccan province of Azilal. No two are the same.

Handwoven by Berber women, these rugs are similar to Beni Ourains in their plushness and heavy pile. However, they differ in colour. Azilals typically incorporate more geometric shapes and multiple colours of wool tainted with vegetable dyes. If you want the design of a Beni Ourain with a bit more spice, then Azilals are the rugs for you.

Bold geometric designs are characteristic of many rural regions of Morocco, from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara. But it’s the Azilal region that provides many of the most-sought-after, heavily decorated carpets.

Azilal rugs are single knotted, which allows for very fine work and artistic design.

They are vintage or new Azilal rugs as explained with the Beni Ourain rugs above.

Boujad Rugs

Boujad rugs are those vintage and very colourful (and trendy) rugs in purples, oranges, reds and pinks.

Handmade using soft wool and natural dyes, Boujaad rugs are recognisable for their geometric patterns and are generally harder to find than other rugs.

They are the ones I love the most.

These unique Boujad rugs are handwoven pile rugs from a small region in Haouz between the Middle Atlas and the Atlantic Ocean.

Made by the women, these rugs play with bold strong colours each piece telling a tale using the traditional Berber lozenges & motifs – making references to fertility, rural life, marriage, spiritual beliefs and more.

 

Boucherouite Rugs

Boucherouite (from the Arabic bu sherwit, meaning “a piece torn from pre-used clothing”, it’s not a region or a tribe) rugs are made out of recycled materials (scraps of old clothes are given new life). They are vintage, which means trustworthy rugs dating from at least before the 1990s.

These eco-friendly Moroccan rugs, handmade by Berber carpet weavers (generally women), have become increasingly popular thanks in no small part to their charm and bright colours. These rugs are truly one of a kind.

Every rug tells a unique story written by its maker. No rug will ever be the same!

Kilim Rugs

Even though flat-woven Kilims are typically associated with Romanian or Turkish rugs, Morocco also produces gorgeous Kilims. These vintage rugs are flat woven meaning they appear thinner and not as soft as other wool rugs. Kilims have no pile. What they do have are awesome designs and colours.

Kilims are typically more affordable than other types of Moroccan rugs and in warm weather can function as indoor / outdoor area rugs.

With distinctive designs that arise from the way they were woven, and which are often based on ordered geometric shapes or simple harmonious bands of colour, these rugs can bring inherent sense of modernity and drama to a room.

Beni M’guild rugs

The Beni M’guild region in the western Middle Atlas of Morocco can be quite harsh in the winters months, so their rugs are very thick in pile to protect them against the cold.

Woven by the women on a vertical loom, they tend to have simple geometric designs running down or across the carpet with a background of red, brown, black or sometimes blue.

They are only found in vintage version.

Ordering Form:

I am more than happy to help you to find the rug you are after. Please provide your details below:

All rugs are in good condition but remember, due to the vintage and handmade nature of the rug, it may show “imperfections” and signs of wear. We find that these details only add to the rug’s unique beauty and character, and therefore not considered damaged.

 

What does “vintage” mean?

For our purposes, vintage means anything classic and previously loved from before 1994 but not quite an antique. It also means the item may show signs of wear consistent with age. The imperfections such as tears, repairs, worn spots, and fading are part of the piece’s history and add a richness and beauty that is unable to be duplicated.

This reveals the rug’s rich history and simply add to its character and allure. This allows the pieces to be completely unique and one of a kind.

 

Do you ship internationally? 

Yes!  We ship worldwide.

 

When will my rug be shipped? 

6 working days approx. to US and Europe.

10 working days approx. to rest of the world.

Shipping cost, will be made with DHL in 90% of the cases. It will be calculated according to parcel dimensions, weight and destination. All shipped from Morocco.

Import taxes: client pay if needed directly to authority when they receive the rug. Note: US doesn’t pay for import tax from Morocco.

 

Do you repair and wash rugs?

All rugs are washed and repaired prior to shipment.

All rugs are washed in Morocco at the moment the rug is bought (it takes a couple of days).

Most vintage rugs are repaired at the moment they are bought. This takes another 2 working days.

 

Do you take returns?

Because it is a custom-made purchase I don’t accept returns, exchanges and cancellations.

 

Colour Disclaimer: We strive to make our colours as accurate as possible but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct.