One of the things Morocco is most famous for is its vast collection of artisans who’ve mastered the art of making highly versatile functional and decorative rugs. Also known as Persian rugs, Moroccan rugs borrow their influence from the tribe that crafts them, the region they’re found, the time they were woven, and the lifestyle of the weavers.
While some rugs have stayed true to their traditional tribal designs, others infuse a mix of traditional impressions and personal inspiration, giving each rug a unique story. Loops and Knots has a variety of handmade vintage rugs from Morocco. So, what are the most popular types of Moroccan rugs?
These come in a wide range of styles and designs. Some feature complex, while others are woven into simple designs. The colors also differ, some spotting neutral while others have bold colors or a mix of both.
As a result, you’ll always find a Taznakht rug that fits your interior design or one you can incorporate into your space for a unique look. The common thing among these rugs is they spot a three-dimensional design combining a mix of weaving styles to create raised patterns.
Typically, artisans will use knotting, embroidery, and flat weaving to create triangle and diamond shapes on the rugs.
Moroccan Kilim Rugs
If you’re looking for a rug that can double as a wall hanging, you’ll probably do best with a Kilim rug. Originating from the nomadic tribes of Morocco’s Atlas Mountain region, Kilim’s are much lighter than other Moroccan rugs.
Made for functionality and portability, they’re among the most durable Moroccan rugs and come in vibrant colors and designs that make them ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
Boujad rugs are best for those looking for a pop of color and a plush look and feel. Made by the Moroccan women of Haouz, these rugs feature bright colors, mainly red, orange, purple, and pink hues.
These rugs are made from the best quality wool and dyed using natural dyes to give them their bright hues. These are a great choice if you’re looking for the softest Moroccan rugs. They’re also excellent if you’re environmentally conscious as they’re made from 100% natural wool and dyes.
If you’re looking for rugs from Morocco, we have a vast collection of vintage rugs. At Loops and Knots, we go out of our way to source the best handmade rugs from Morocco. Whether you’re looking for decorative or functional hand-knotted wool rugs, our collection has something that suits every need, including Morocco's famous Beni Ouran rugs made by the nomads of the High Atlas Mountains.