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Dar Isselday

TisseldeïMarokko

Right after the Tizi n Tichka pass, on the road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you’ll find the renovated Berber house Dar Isselday owned by Kamal and Fatima Yakoubi. This charming guesthouse is a modern interpretation of ancient Morocco. The traditional architectural elements were maintained during the renovation. Upon entering the guesthouse, one immediately feels a…

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How to check the quality of a Berber rug?

AntwerpenBelgië

One of the most asked questions of our customers is how to check a rug’s quality. Therefor we’ve listed a few aspects to pay attention to:⁠ choose hand-knotted over machine tufted rugs, go for double spun wool, check the knot density or the rug’s weight, ask where the wool is sourced and think well when buying vintage.

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Desert city Zagora

ZagoraMorocco

This desert city right above the Sahara is a must visit whenever you find yourself in Morocco. Not only does it have this charming dusty desert vibe, the journey to get there is worth your while as well. It goes straight through the heart of the Draa Valley. A valley filled with luscious green date…

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Moroccan mint tea (nana)

AntwerpBelgium

The merry sweet Moroccan mint tea is well known to most people. In Morocco you will be offered  a cup as soon as you enter a place. You can order it on each terrace for about 10 dirham. Approximately twenty sugar lumps go into a large pot. Oops. Almost everybody starts their day with mint…

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Road trip in the Atlas mountains

AzilalMorocco

If somebody asks me about my favourite place in Morocco, I always mentioned the South. During my first travel I didn’t really have nice experiences in Fez and my second visit wasn’t overwhelming either. After this we always travelled from Casablanca southwards. Until last summer, when we decided to see if we could find the…

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Riad Berbère

MarrakechMorocco

In this green oasis in the heart of the Medina you will find everything you need in busy Marrakech. Such as lush banana and orange trees, crisp white sheets, quiet tunes and good food. The most striking thing about Riad Berbere are the white colours everywhere. White sheets, cushions, tablecloths, and sofas. Even all the…

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Plant based wool dyeing for rugs

High AtlasMorocco

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,…

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Preparing wool for rugs

High AtlasMorocco

Fadma and Hada are spreading a plaid on the ground and are looking for a comfortable place in the shadow. A big pile of wool full of small twigs and thistles are being laid down on the plastic. Hada puts on her gloves and we watch her pull the wool loose bit by bit. Fadma…

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Hand-knotted rugs from Morocco

High AtlasMorocco

Saida shows me how she works knot by knot on a new rug. In the meantime her son crawls underneath her arms. “It is a lot of work, but nice to do.” The weaving loom is situated in her living room. “I can stay with my family and choose when ever I want to work”,…

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Slowing down in Morocco

AntwerpBelgium

Driving through the countryside of Morocco, I at one time pointed outside and asked Younes if those people wouldn’t want to live in Europe. I honestly couldn’t imagine it. Living in and with nature looked so peaceful and quiet. This in contrary to rushing through it, arrive somewhere and do something. For me Morocco is…

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