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Handmade Moroccan Rugs Families

The rug families in Morocco can be assimilated into five major categories based on their origin and the weaving/piling techniques used to make them:    

  • The Kilim familiy: This is probably the oldest Tribal Rug Class in the world. Some historians believe that their origin could be traced as far back as the 6th century B.C. This type of flatwoven tapestry has spread across North Africa as nomadic tribes developed their textile skills to adjust to the harsh Sahara desert life. For information on how to decorate your space with a Kilim rug, please click here.
  • The Glaoui family: These rugs originate from the Atlas Mountains and use a combination of flatweaving and piling techniques. The wool and dyes used to make this type of rugs are all-natural and the design itself consists of a combination of separately piled patterns, brought together to form the final piece. These rugs can be very colorful.
  • The Beni Ourain family: Weaved by the Beni Ourain Berber tribes of the northeastern Middle Atlas, these distinctive vintage-looking, white pile carpets represent a direct link to the earlier nomadic Berber weaving traditions.
    The typical Beni Ouarain carpet design has a set of diamonds made up of relatively fine black lines on an off white background. Border patterns are the result of external influences.
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