Learn more about the craft of Moroccan artisans.
The art of weaving
Whether it is a work of art or an element of comfort, the carpet is intimately linked to the Moroccan interior. Its patterns and colors enhance and illuminate, which are relevantly dark owing to small openings on the outside to protect from heat or cold. Technically speaking, carpets fall into two categories: knotted and woven.
The ultimate quality and beauty of their patterns and colors are steeped in poetry and are a true reflection of their high artistic value.
The handria (kilim) or handbel has a lighter texture and uses thinner less sophisticated wool. The art of weaving is one of weaving is one of the most ancient traditions of Moroccan tribes and cities.
The nature-inspired colors and patterns of these carpets are part of the significance and symbolism of the rural carpet. They are fruit of the creative imagination of the Berber women of the atlas and a reflection of their soul and word. As a diary, they express their day-to-day life and emotions. Its high colored wool and fine shapes (lozenges, triangles, rectangles, chevron, and plaits), become an integral part of the background and turn into blankets or mattresses according to personal preferences. They may even be used as decoration for floor and walls.
The finesse of dots and harmony of colors reflect the authenticity of the carpets from Rabat, Fez, and Mediouna renowned for their knots made on high-warp looms. The matter of our soul: once it has been washed cleaned, laundered, worsted and processed into threads. The wool is now better suited to the various patterns.