Together with Hada and Ummaail we stroll along the green river side. We are looking for plants which are suitable for dyeing the wool for our rugs. Hada has taken a big sickle with her. I am surprised how green it is here. The trip to the High Atlas was withered and dry. On arrival,…Read more
YKON interiors has been founded by Younes Nabil and Kirsten Oerlemans in 2018. We met each other in the desert village M’hammid in the South of Morocco. Younes from Casablanca and Kirsten from Antwerp. The following years we travelled together through the different regions of Morocco. During these journeys we have met some incredible people. They showed us their variety in habits and traditions and we discovered their regional products and craftmanship.
YKON stands for an encounter between two cultures. YKON also has the meaning ‘icon’ and these icons are the base of traditional Berber designs of rugs and textile. For example, the diamond pattern is the symbol of the protector of the Evil Eye.
With YKON we want to be an inspiration source regarding interior design, travelling, food and traditions. We are passionate about connecting people and fair products. Therefor it is our wish to bring a collection of craftmanship of these Berber women to you. Naturally woven rugs, plaids, cushions, baskets and bags. All handmade and of high qualitative sustainable materials such as sheep’s wool and cotton. Last but not least, we tell you about the people and processes behind them. To truly understand what goes into your purchase. We hope you will fall in love just like we did.
Beslema, Kirsten & Younes