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Quality of Moroccan rugs

How to choose Moroccan rugs with good quality:


Moroccan rugs are the weaves, carpets, and textiles that have been traditionally hand-woven in Morocco. Rugs have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Paleolithic Era. Traditionally, Moroccan rugs have been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes.

Moroccan rugs may be very thick with a heavy pile, making them useful for the snow-capped Atlas Mountains; or they may be flat woven and light to suit the Sahara desert’s hot climate.

One of the most asked questions of our customers is how to check a rug’s quality. It is not easy to make the decision to buy a rug or choose the right rug for your space. The Berber carpet is responsible for completely changing the environment of our place. One Moroccan rug can make your place angelic and comfortable.

Until about the early 20th century Moroccan rugs were almost only known within the country itself; woven for personal use and with little or no outside influence. Morocco’s many Berber and Arab tribes were deeply rooted in their own distinct culture and traditions and their rugs strongly reflected those ancestral influences. These can differ widely from tribe and region with each family, tribe, and a group of tribes having their own dyes, weaves, loops, knots, and patterns

The nomadic Moroccans and Berber tribes used these pile, knotted, and flat-woven carpets as bed coverings and sleeping mats, as well as for self-adornment and burial shrouds. Some of these rugs were also used as saddle blankets.

1-Choose the rug hand-knotted:

There is a difference in quality when it comes to hand-knotted and machine-tufted rugs. For machine tufted rugs the wool is tufted through a latex base. This base will possibly start to crack after a year or so, resulting in lots of shedding (losing wool). Therefore, always check the back of a rug to see the material used for the base. When it comes to Moroccan Berber rugs cotton is often used, and wool is rare. Another trick to check this is to have a look at the fringes. These are made from the open ends of the loom. the base of the rug. Both wool and cotton are durable, although wool is more sustainable and better looking.

The wool used in the production of this Moroccan handmade rug is 100% original, which makes it one of the most rugs in Distinction and market demand.

2-Find out the right wool for carpets


A bit more difficult to discover, but probably the most important when it comes to Moroccan rugs: the geographic location where the wool is sourced. Wool from sheep held in lower altitudes areas (around the bigger cities) has a short fiber length. This wool breaks easily and will shed a lot. This wool is used most frequently for Berber rugs sold in the big cities, cause it’s the cheapest option. On the other hand, wool from sheep that are held in higher altitude areas like Morocco’s High Atlas has a longer fiber length. This drastically increases the quality of a Berber rug.

3-Dye the wool

To make this rug more attractive, wool was dyed to make the finished product look better after something. For dyeing, the best dyes are used to ensure that this rug will not lose its color even after being used several times Years with rough use.

At that point, the city was home to over one hundred dye workers and thousands of artisan embroidery studios located in the city’s medina. The coastal capital, Rabat, is famous for carpets woven with floral and diamond-shaped elements, Turkish motifs, and a fairly bare field.

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