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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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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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