Berber Moroccan Rugs
These days, everyone is running after the latest craze in design, Berber rugs from Morocco. But how many sellers can actually vouch for every step of the process of the rug’s journey from a village in Morocco to your home or office, whether it’s a vintage or new piece? And how many sellers can tell you the story of where these rugs come from, or the stories of the ancient cultures and people that pour wisdom, heart, and soul into each knot?
The tradition of rug making in Morocco stretches back centuries, dating to the pre-Islamic Jewish Berber traditions of the region and continuing on to the present day. From the high tops of the Middle and High Atlas Mountains to the bustling cities of this North African kingdom, carpet making is interwoven into the patchwork of Arab, Berber (Amazigh), African, and Mediterranean cultures that make up contemporary Morocco. Some rugs were used to provide walls and roofs of nomads in the desert, woven with durable organic goat and camel hairs, and others use natural sheep wools to warm the interior of snowy mountain homes. From the mountains to the Saharan dunes, Hannoun Rugs from Morocco brings the diversity of Moroccan rugs to your living room. Since 2005, Mark Hannoun and his team has brought the Berber rug revolution to the United States, inspiring trends in the design world and catering to luxury celebrity clients, boutique hotels, and Bohemian vintage lovers. Each hand-made rug bursts into a unique assortment of colors and patterns and tells the well-known story passed on in the time-honored Berber proverb: Life is a loom, whose threads are the days. God decides when to cut the threads, even though the work is unfinished.