Each carpet is a testament to an artist who accomplishes great things in his or her life, preserving an ancestral art that dates back to the Paleolithic era. This artist in daily contact with the wilderness of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, has established each step in the creation of this unique piece of art. From the spinning of the wool fibers, to the carving and finishing. Each step is done entirely by hand in the respect of the tradition and the ancestral Berber know-how.
Your order is made entirely by hand from 100% natural wool, which means there will be natural (and beautiful) variations in pattern and color. Wool shrinks! While we do our best, final sizes can vary by 1-4"
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1. A shepherd tends a flock of sheep in the Atlas Mountains. In the summer, the flock is sheared of its winter wool. It can take 50-100 coats to make a standard sized rug.
2. The wool is bundled and carried to the Oum Er-Rbia River, where it is rinsed and beat against the rocks to cleanse it of a year’s worth of wear.
The wool dries in
the summer sun.
3. The women spin the wool into long strings of yarn using just their hands, shins, and wooden dowels.
4. Now, the yarn is either left as natural, or dyed using natural pigments and then returned to the studio.
The new yarn is strung onto looms.
5. The women begin the long process of weaving a design. Each woman (sometimes working with a partner) works on a rug from start to finish. This can take well over a month of tying knots.
6.The finished rugs are then doused with water, scrubbed clean, and draped over wooden racks where they’ll dry in the mountain air.
Once your order has been placed, we process it within 24 hours. We ship your package with FEDEX Express (or UPS express). From our warehouse in California, delivery takes around 48-72h.
The tradition of our items is a tradition that goes back more than 500 years. These berber items were a must-have in homes during the time of the Ottoman Empire.
All our products are manufactured and shipped directly from Morocco. We stock them in California in order to have a shorter delivery time.
Our craftsmen workshops design and manufacture all products by hand. We carefully control the quality of our products before shipping them.
Some of our products take more than 180 days to produce, entirely designed by hand.