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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.
  • The Royal family: This is the most prestigious rug available in Morocco. Some even compare it to its Iranian cousin: The Persian Rug.  Introduced by the Gharnatis, who were expelled from Andalusia in the 15th century, the Royal Rug is identified by its wide ornate border around a free central field containing medallions and grain motifs. The execution and selection of colors are carried out with particular care to produce an intricate and beautifully finished masterpiece.
  • The Antique family: When applied to Moroccan tapestry, the term "Antique" describes more than just the passage of time. Antique Moroccan rugs are masterpieces that were made before the 1950's with the best quality hand-spun wool and vegetable dyes. The oldest existing Antique Rugs can be dated as far back as the 17th century during the rule of the Saadi Dynasty in Morocco and sell for $10,000 or more. Appreciating in value while remaining a multifaceted piece, Antique Moroccan Rugs are considered to be investments that could accru over many generations. The collectors of such unique pieces value their historical importance and they consider their Antique Rugs as a bridge to Morocco's abundantly rich past. For information on Oriental/Antique rug placement, please click here.

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         Kilim Rug from Agadir                    Glaoui Rug from Marrakech            Antique Rug from Tetouan

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Dave  -  Glaoui Rug from Marrakech
    i have the very rug picured or very close. i got it in marrakech in 1990.
    it is 14 X 8. it no longer fits my decor and am at a loss as to its value
    or where i mihgt finda buyer
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    Thanks for your email. As you can see the website isnt ready yet but I
    would be very glad to help you out. Please send me some pics and I can help
    you assess its value.

    Tao.
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