Moroccan Rug weaving began with the Berbers, who were the indigenous people of North Africa and inhabited Morocco before it was invaded by Arabs in the seventh century. These rugs are usually in bold colors and animated patterns, and the designs are almost always geometric or tribal. The colors and patterns are distinct according to the tribe that wove it. In the twentieth-century, the Moroccan Rugs are widely collected in the West because of its unique tribal patters. The wool of these rugs is plush and soft to the touch.
Gabbeh rugs are nothing short of simplistic and tribal, with designs consisting of primarily geometric shapes, animals, and plants. All done in a simplified way and based on the nomadic observation. Commonly brightly colored, these rugs are fun and beautiful and will add a warm touch to any home.
Flat weave Kilim rugs can be displayed as tapestry for decor purposes, or utilized for more functionally as a rug. The production can be traced back to ancient times, and still use many of the same weaving techniques used then. The Tightly weaved Kilim rugs showcase elaborate tribal designs, that of which have particular meanings. Our Kilim rugs are hand knotted and made of 100% natural wool.
Gabbeh rugs are known as the world’s best coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs. They consist of a very think pile woven in a relatively low knot density. The designs of these rugs are mostly geometric and symbolic in both shape and style. These rugs were woven to tell a story depicting a landscape, scene, or even conveying a specific emotion. Their construct consists of handspun sheep’s wool and vegetable dyes. Gabbeh rugs are organic in composition and their appearance is rich in texture. They truly are unique works of art.
This is a fine example of an Overdyed area rug. These rugs demonstrate a process best described as 'The modern palette applied to classics'. It consists of an added step to the finishing process in which the rug is antique washed, sheared, and finally hand dyed in a full immersion bath of a chosen color. The effect is quite stunning, adding a vibrant overcast to the whole rug and blending seamlessly with the prior dyes.