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Bringing Moroccan Rugs Into Your Home

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Bringing Moroccan Rugs Into Your Home

The Berbers of North Africa have been attributed with some of the most wonderful creations of artistic weavings when it comes to rugs. Their hand weaving skills are often seen as being unsurpassable, and the traditions of such a fine skill are still in practice today. Visiting some of the weaving tribes today located in the Middle and the High Atlas mountains would find them living as they have done for centuries, and the art that they produce, just as high quality. What makes the Moroccan rug so predominant in its class is not only craftsmanship but the instantly recognizable...

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Moroccan Rug - A Special Handmade Work of Art

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Moroccan Rug - A Special Handmade Work of Art

Moroccan handmade rugs, or hand-knotted rugs, are unique in that every rug is created by a different woman artisan who conveys her historical heritage in her skillful creation. Often working in cooperatives, these women live in rural areas of Morocco and generally devote months to working on a single rug. The motifs and patterns of Moroccan rugs can be symbolic of the family from which the weaver comes, representative of wealth or social status or indicative of a certain religious belief. All tell a different story, which makes them unique and precious. Handmade rugs usually use natural dyes that translate...

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Brief History of Moroccan Rugs

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Brief History of Moroccan Rugs

Morocco is considered as the western edge of the Arab world. As is the case with every edge of an empire in the past, it was home to the most rugged elements of the parent culture. Morocco was home to intrepid explorers and the most exotic combinations of local and distant culture. The indigenous peoples of Morocco (and northern Africa as a whole) are the Berber people. One of the traditions of the Berber people that thrived during the Islamic conquering of North Africa in the seventh century was making rugs. Berber rugs and carpets have become a unique style...

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