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Aït Bouali rug #02


This hand-knotted high pile Berber rug is handcrafted in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. There may occur natural variations in pattern and colour. These variations make each rug truly one-of-a-kind.

  • Locally sourced fibres
  • 100% sheep wool
  • No bleach

Not quite the sizing or colouring you had in mind? Each rug can be made to order.

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This Aït Bouali rug is handmade by Hadaa. Hadaa has a son and a daughter. Her husband passed away a few years ago. She is very happy that both her daughter and son are living in the same village and she sees her grandchildren often. She earns her income by knotting rugs.

Weight 11.0 kg
Dimensions 240 × 170 cm

natural / black


100% schapenwol


plantaardig geverfd


Aït Bouali, Marokko


240 x 170

Our Berber rugs originate from the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The high piled woolen rugs are also known as Beni Ouarain rugs, Azilal rugs or M’rirt rugs. These names refer to the region where the rugs originate from. The basic colour ivory with a graffic pattern is typical for them.

Our YKON rugs and carpets are newly made. Hand-knotted from wool with locally sourced sheep wool by one of the Berber women’s cooperatives we partner with. The processing of the wool happens completely manually, just like the weaving. We keep the fibres of the wool as natural as possible. This means that we do not use any chemicals to whiten of dye the wool. The untreated wool is cleaned directly in the river, to keep water use as low as possible. Each rug takes about 1,5 month to be made.

By using qualitative wool, a good knotting technique and timeless designs, you are assured of a sustainable purchase.

The quoted price is shown excluded shipping costs. The shipping costs are calculated automatically at check out and depend on product and shipment country. We ship to:

Belgium 1 working day | € 5,00 – € 7,50 (max. 30 kg)
Netherlands 2 working days |  € 5,00 – € 8,50 (max. 30 kg)
Rest of Europe 2 – 5 working days | € 15,00 (max. 30 kg)

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