THE STORY OF CARPETS IN MOROCCO: THE MAGIC BEHIND BERBER RUGS
To understand Moroccan Berber carpets' uniqueness, it's essential to understand the process behind each rug. Unlike Persian and Orient rugs, Berber rugs are home-made and designed from the imaginations of each artisan.
There are no set designs or patterns used to create the rugs unless it's a tribal pattern passed down through generations.
Compared to traditional Orient rugs that used to set the standard, Berber carpets lacked symmetry and did not follow classical aesthetic rules. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a newfound appreciation for abstract art, and Berber carpets stood apart in this respect because they never abandoned their originality.
Moroccan rugs take two artisans to make, usually a combination of mother and daughters, neighbors, or pairs of males working together to create a carpet based on the image and memory in their head. The freedom in design and patterns in each rug allows the artisans to unleash their full creativity in the Moroccan carpet-making process. Each rug maker will design rugs based on their intuition, feelings, and signature designs, allowing for a large diversity of colors, designs, and sizes.
MOROCCAN BERBER CARPETS POSSESS UNIQUE FEATURES
Moroccan rugs are available in many different styles. Their uniqueness and special features stem from the history of Morocco. From the Phoenicians and Carthaginians to the Romans and the Arabs in the 7th century AD, Morocco is a melting point for civilizations across history. This blended history has played a considerable role in Moroccan's culture and has created uniqueness in the Berber rug features.