Different Types of Moroccan Rugs

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There are various types of Morrocan Rugs available featuring different materials and blends of materials. Beni Ourain Rugs are most often made of natural wool that is spun to a heavier weight to give it a deep, plush feeling while Kilim Rugs are often made of wool as well but it is spun to a lighter weight for a flatter weave, though they can also be made of camel hair and/or goat hair.  The camel and goat hair is extra durable and often used for rugs meant for high traffic areas or those traditionally used as a kind of animal saddle. Chenile rugs are made of a blend of cotton and synthetic fibres making them hypoallergenic and machine washable.

We have organized the rugs by material to help you find the perfect rug for your home. If you can’t find the rug you are looking for, just email us at [email protected] and we can work with you to find one that fits your needs or have one custom made for you. Happy shopping!

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The origin of Moroccan Rug crafting techniques are hard to nail down as they go back thousands of years but the materials used are a clear indication that the weaving techniques of Morocco are an ancient tradition. The most common materials used are those native to Morocco that have been readily available to people across the country for centuries and usually played an integral part in their culture and lifestyle in other ways. For example, camel hair, which is very durable and warm, is a common material used in flat weave kilim rugs. This is more commonly used by Berber tribes living on the edge of the Sahara desert, since camels are still the most common form of transportation for them. Just as sheep herds are common among Berber tribes who use the animal for many purposes including food, drink and wool making it the most common material used. It is a durable, stain resistant, fire resistant, natural material that is biodegradable. A rug made from natural wool will be cherished for decades to come.

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