Marmoucha Handwoven Berber Rug
This vintage rug is handwoven in Morocco by Berber woman from the Marmoucha tribe.
It is handwoven with a network of thick double diamonds, which is typical for the Marmoucha area.
The rug is handwoven in the 1970ies with 100% natural wool and a medium thick pile height. For more Marmoucha rugs, please click here
This vintage Moroccan Marmoucha rug has a good large size of 195x330cmcm and is in excellent condition.
Artisan Handwoven Marmoucha Berber Rug
Rug making is a female activity and it forms an integral part of the Berber communities. Knowledge and skills are passed from one generation to the next , from mother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline.
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This Marmoucha Berber rug is handwoven with the berber knot.
Typical for handmade rugs is that they do not necessarily have perfect symmetrical designs. They have imperfections in design and this is also part of the charm of handwoven rugs and what makes every rug unique.
This handmade Marmoucha Berber rug has a symmetrical look and feel. It has a thick diamond network design in brown grey on a creamy white wool background.
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Tribal rugs are made by heart, without any drawing or cartoon to follow. This means the weaver has the freedom to invent the rug while weaving and be the artist of her own creation, instead of ‘simply’ executing a specific drawing or cartoon.
In line with the tradition, the Berber rugs use the Berber knot which is tied in a very specific way to give the rug a flexible handle. This was most compatible with their travelling lifestyle as this makes the rug easy to pack onto an animal and more lightweight than using a Turkish knot.
What is the best style to go with Berber carpets.
Modernist architects and designers such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ray and Charles Eames integrated Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpets into their interiors to contrast with the clean lines of 20th century interiors.
Appreciation of the spontaneous and bold character of Moroccan Berber carpets began in the 1920ies and 30ies and they are still perfect in homes today because of their monochrome shades and their simple geometric design. These rugs are perfect for modern interiors and also work well with Scandinavian, bohemian, Kinfolk and more ethnic interiors.
Size and shape
This Moroccan Marmoucha Berber rug has a large size of 195x330cm and would work well as bedroom rug or living room carpet.
If you are in doubt about what size you ideally need, please find here some guidelines to help you make the right decision.
This Mamroucha Berber rug has a flexible handle and a good weight to it.
Depending on the underfloor you may wish to add an underlay.
“Underlay makes SUCH a difference not only in keeping the rug in place but also in making it feel much nicer to walk on.”
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Maintaining and caring for your rug
This Moroccan Berber rug is relatively low maintenance and only requires and occasional vacuum clean.
It is best to vacuum it on a lower setting and make sure you also do the reverse now and then as just as much dust accumulates there, as on the front.
Furthermore, it is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months.
The quicker you deal with spills, the less chance there is of it staining.
The effective way to treat a spill, for example red wine, is to apply water to begin with to dilute the stain, followed by mopping it with a kitchen towel straight away.
Start from the outside of the stain and work inwards to limit the affected area, but do not rub the stain as this can damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting.
Don’t use any bleach or chemical treatments as they might take the stain out, but leave a white stain instead.
When in doubt, professional carpet cleaning will always remain the best choice. If you need advice on this, pleased get in touch.
Delivery and returns
Your online order will be dispatched with UPS within 5 working days. Worldwide shipping is available with a small surplus for remote areas.
You will receive a tracking number once your rug is on its way with a link to track your order.
If you are unhappy about your purchase, for whatever reason, you can return your item within 2 days of receiving your order for a full refund, minus delivery costs both ways.
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