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Azrou rug #02

495,00

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
  • Plant dyed with walnut and orange flower

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

In stock (can be backordered)

Custom made
SKU: 21-1 Category:
Handmade by

Ummaail

This Azrou rug is handmade by Ummaail. Ummaail lives outside the village in the mountains. Her husband passed away and her only daughter got married recently. She makes her own butter and milk, which she sells in the village. However she is never counting when knotting a rug, she is able to make challenging patterns. A result of a lot of experience. According to Ummaail she knotted more than a hundred rugs.

Weight 6.0 kg
Dimensions 180 × 110 cm
Colour

natural / walnut / orange

Materiaal

100% schapenwol

Kleuring

plantaardig geverfd

Origine

Azrou, Marokko

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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