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Written By : Uzair Qureshi  |  

Rugs are, without a question, a significant financial investment. If you missed part one of our rug-buying advice, click here to read about some of the most prevalent Moroccan Berber rugs. Today, we'll go over things to look for before you buy a handwoven Moroccan rug to make sure it's precisely what you're looking for. There are many styles of Moroccan rugs on the market, but not all of them fit into the contemporary style. If you're looking for a new rug that will bring your living room decor to life and make it look more modern, then this blog post is perfect for you! Keep reading below to learn more about how you can buy a contemporary styled rug and what they entail. If you're looking for a contemporary style Moroccan rug to spice up your home, then this post is for you. Here are 14 tips that will help you find the perfect rug for any room in your house!

1. Determine the type of fabric: cotton, wool, or silk

It is critical to understand the rug's material before investing in a genuine hand woven rug. Cotton, natural sheep wool, or cactus silk can be used to make authentic Moroccan Berber handmade rugs. Cactus silk, unlike silkworm silk, is a vegan textile derived from the yucca plant, which is native to Morocco. It's a durable material, and rugs made with it will keep up in a high-traffic environment. The durability and longevity of a rug made of natural fibers are two advantages. A rug made of natural fibers may shed a little bit over time, but a rug made of synthetic fibers will begin to fall apart after a few years as the fibers dissolve. Holding a lighter up to the fringe is a quick test to see if your rug is composed of natural fibers. Natural fibers such as wool, cotton, and cactus silk do not burn like synthetic fibers found in shops. You've got a genuine fiber rug if it doesn't catch fire.

2.Check to see if the rug's size will work in your room

What is the size of the area where you want to place your rug? If you're buying a rug from a Moroccan dealer, get conversion software (we prefer this one for iPhone) and make sure you know the area in centimeters as well! Rugs are rarely created to order, and due to the scale of handlooms, it can be difficult to find the exact size you require. Instead, concentrate on finding a design and color scheme that you like. If you locate something that isn't quite the right size, you can always put a handwoven rug on top of a jute rug to add depth to your space. Don't worry if a trip to Morocco isn't in the cards for you right now, but you still want to buy a Berber rug. We love to assist you in finding your right rug, in addition to the rug collections we have on our website. Simply send us an email with the size, colors, and style of rug you're looking for, and we'll assist you in finding it. Please let us know if we can assist you.

The sizes of woven rugs were significantly impacted by the movement of Moroccan tribes from one location to another. Rug sizes typically vary from 5-7 feet wide and 3-10 meters long to ensure convenience and comfort when traveling, but they can usually be adjusted if you have a tiny area, for example, and need to fit a certain item into it.

3. Examine the colors

Berber rugs are known for their vibrant colors, and each tribe favors distinct hues over others. Natural dyes are usually only found in vintage rugs older than fifty years, but modern dyes can also produce stunning results. Both natural and synthetic colors are prone to fading. Fading is a given when Berber rugs are exposed to the sun. You can be sure that vintage rugs have faded as much as newer carpets, whereas the color in newer carpets may fade with age. Because the wool is dyed in small batches and may have slight variations, the colors in larger pieces may vary slightly from one end to the other. These color features are highly prized in handwoven rugs, as they distinguish each piece.

4. Is it a brand-new or old item?

Is the rug new, or has it been antiqued to seem vintage? Remember that well-crafted vintage items will command a higher price. Hanging fresh carpets in the sun can make them appear aged, but looking at the underside, whose colors will likely stay brilliant if it is young, is an obvious giveaway.

5. Mixing Neutrals & Colors

The RugKnots trellis rug basic, the neutral aesthetic has been a solid favorite among interior designers, stylists, and home décor enthusiasts. Natural wool fibers provide a basic, elegant aesthetic that works well in homes with muted color schemes. But what if your house is a mixture of colors and quirky furnishings? What if you're not a fan of minimalism? The good news is that RugKnots rugs can be used in any house style. The natural neutral tints of the wool can be utilized to tie a combination of bright colors together, or their basic geometric motifs can be used to create a focal point in a minimalist lovers' space. A raw, contemporary effect can be achieved by placing a soft, white tribal Beni rug against a backdrop of earthy colors. To create a truly artsy vibe, add some plants and trendy wall hangings. Colors have starting to be included in modern style rugs, which might work well if you want the quality and name of a RugKnots but with a splash of color.

6. Retro and Mid-Century Modern Styles

Vintage Moroccan rugs have their stylistic origins in mid-century contemporary design. Mid-century modern furniture, as well as pieces influenced by it, is now another popular trend that has been growing for some years. Only today is it possible to combine modern and old design styles. Moroccan-style rugs are the ideal way to combine modern and vintage elements in your home. They combine old and modern features in a way that is perfectly in tune with current design trends. The great thing about modern style trends is that you don't have to commit to one look for the rest of your life. You are free to mix and combine. Having the appropriate rug to pull it all together is crucial to maintaining a consistent look. Modern Moroccan-style rugs provide you the freedom to break the norms in order to create the perfect look for you.

7. Examine the shape of the rugby laying it flat.

Because these handcrafted rugs are woven on a non-commercial handloom (rather than a manufacturing machine), they will not be perfectly round. The rug is typically somewhat larger at the top, where the weavers began the rug, and narrower at the bottom, but not to the point where the weave is loose. Morocco's peculiar environment necessitated the creation of thicker rugs for colder areas at higher heights, such as the highlands. Furthermore, in hotter climates with low elevations, such as the Sahara desert, thinner and flatweave cloaks were used. The Beni Ourain tribe, for example, utilized sheep wool to construct a thicker antique Moroccan rug. The Atlas Mountains' frigid temperature necessitated the creation of this unique rug to keep them warm. Moroccan rugs are lighter and thinner to cope with the scorching environment of the Sahara Desert.

8. Industrial, Ultra-Modern, and Minimalist Styles

Moroccan rugs were utilized by designers in the mid-twentieth century to soften the lines of sleek rooms and modern furniture. The furniture's minimalist legs freed up additional interior design space, prompting designers to employ rugs and carpets to bring color and texture to the area. These furniture patterns are again resurfacing in ultramodern and industrial designs. Modern Moroccan-style rugs can soften the look and add a homey touch to a modern steel and glass building, or perhaps an ancient warehouse. Many modern Moroccan-style carpets have a graphic design vibe and use high-contrast colors, making them ideal for ultra modern home designs. These stunning works of art are increasingly being used as a focal point in minimalist environments.

9. Minimalist Goals – RugKnots

When it comes to minimalist or monochrome interior styling, an authentic RugKnots pattern should be at the top of the 'must have' list. Traditional Berber designs may easily blend in with neutral surroundings, offering a touch of warmth where it's needed. They go nicely in homes with clean lines and polished surfaces because of their plain un-dyed tribal or geometric designs. Use them as area rugs in family homes in need of a sophisticated fashioned appeal, or style them in contemporary city flats for a voguish effect. While some people have a creative mind and  seem to be born with the ability to style their homes and visualize specific pieces of furniture, wall hangings, or rugs in specific places, others may require a little extra help from inspiring home décor photographs and websites in order to fully appreciate an item's potential. Moroccan rugs could be one of them. You may have spent hours surfing the internet for the ideal rug, but you can't picture it in your house. How does a traditional neutral RugKnots rug fit into a vibrant metropolitan apartment? What kind of home would a vividly colored contemporary rug be appropriate for? How do you think you'd be able to make it work? To assist you, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite Moroccan rugs.

10. Designs from the present day

Do you have bohemian accessories, bold artwork, and colorful decor in your home? Are you looking for a rug that will mix in with a colorful décor while maintaining a boho vibe? In this scenario, our variety of designs provides a number of "go-to" rugs. Their abstract designs, mixed with multicolored patterns, provide the splash of color you're looking for. Whether you're looking for a runner, a bathroom rug, or a large area rug for your living room, these rugs may add a pop of color to your space. Moroccan-style rugs are all one-of-a-kind, with no two rugs looking identical. They are handwoven by tribal expert women who blend symbolic languages and personal experiences/ personal info into the rugs with their hands. The ultimate goal is to tell the stories of the creators. In addition, the tribe is an important feature of these rugs. These berber tribes also provide a variety of Moroccan-style rugs.

11. Examine the fringe and edges

Uneven edges can also appear in handwoven rugs, as the loom strings may loosen or tighten over time while the rug is made. When looking at the rug flat, make sure the edges aren't wavy and that the weave is evenly knotted throughout. To keep your rug from fraying into the weave, make sure it has a completed fringe at the top and bottom.

12. Nature-inspired and eco-chic style

For numerous years, eco-chic and designs inspired by Mother Nature have been trendy. It's a trend that's gaining traction, and it's being blended into a variety of other design styles. The colors and basic motifs of modern Moroccan-style rugs reflect the spirit of the outdoors. They're the ideal foundation for layering woven baskets, textile art, natural wood finishes, and a plethora of plants to create a relaxing, nature-inspired refuge. Earthy home colors combined with vibrant contemporary themes can give a room a new look. The rug's natural wool color foundation of whites and creams can soften the rug's vibrant and striking motifs, allowing for a seamless combination of colors. A space can be transformed into a peaceful organic hideaway by adding deep green plants, natural grass pot baskets, and wicker or rattan furniture. Feel yourself surrender to the peacefulness of the atmosphere by lighting a lavender or eucalyptus scented candle.

13. Examine the weaving on the rug's backside

At a corner, lift up the back of the carpet. Any flaws, such as irregular or uneven knots or even a hole, should be looked for. If a carpet is woven by hand, it will never be perfect. A carpet that is completely consistent and has no flaws shouts factory made! Double-check that the knots, while irregular, are tight and even once you've glanced at the back of the carpet. It's too loose if you can fit your finger through it.

14. Contemporary and one-of-a-kind

Many modern Moroccan-style rugs have a high pile height and the same softness as the vintage originals that they were inspired by. The wonderful thing about today's style is that you may mix and match your favorite pieces to create a spacious space that reflects your personality. Moroccan-type rugs from today allow you to mix rustic and country farmhouse characteristics with contemporary or any other style. That is one of the reasons why these lovely and inspiring pieces have become as much of a design mainstay as their historical forerunners.

Artists draw inspiration from the past and merge it with new ideas to produce distinctive, modern pieces. Moroccan-style rugs of the current era draw patterns and textures from antique classics, but the artisans breathe fresh life into them with vibrant backgrounds that complement modern palettes. They are also available in room sizes that are appropriate for modern construction. RugKnots has a lovely assortment of modern Moroccan-inspired carpets that are ideal for any style.

Moroccan Rugs From RugKnots Collection

1. White Moroccan Area Rug

No other rug in the world is quite like the white Moroccan area rug. Keep yourself grounded with this weaving of tufted cotton and wool that weaves into a colorful mosaic pattern. Slip on your wool socks and feel free as you walk across your vintage textiles with these authentic, artisan goods covering your floors and filling up your space. The material is Polypropylene, which has a durable construction that can easily stand up to daily use. Creativity and style are heavily featured with the tribal patterns. The natural colors of this rug make it perfect for any room in your home. Whether you're looking for an accessory or want to find insulation for your bedroom, this does all of those things beautifully. You have reached the final line of text on this description- enjoy!

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2. White Moroccan Area Rug

It's no wonder why this Moroccan rug is a favorite of celebrity style and at-home interior designers alike. With its natural pattern, machine construction, and luxurious softness, the result is a space that feels free from judgement or worries while also being sophisticated in style. Decorate with this area rug for country living rooms that need to feel more alive or add an artistic flair to your dining room for wine nights with friends where you can share stories about your adventures around the world.

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3. Purple Contemporary Area Rug

A royal purple area rug this handmade, recycled wool rug adds a touch of luxury to any surface. Influenced by Moroccan culture, this attractive and stylish piece features a traditional chenille-look on deep accent colors on both sides of the reversible rug. This is perfect for living rooms, hallways or offices with many different styles from vintage to contemporary clean lines that will complement your space. Made in Pakistan using natural materials it can be stored away easily when not needed

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4. Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug

It's time to get away. And the Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug can help you create an atmosphere of serenity. The artistic yet soothing patterns of this rug will make your living room more tranquil by harmonizing with nature and nature-inspired decor. It offers a cool new twist on traditional Moroccan designs, crafted in bright colors for eye-catching charisma. With just three colors used throughout, this rug is also helpful when arranging any color palette or furniture arrangement − regardless of modern or French country style. Placed under your home office desk, on top of your kitchen island, underneath the dining table - no matter where it goes - it can really transform the space around it while serving its purpose perfectly!

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5. Multi-Color Moroccan Area Rug

Our Moroccan rug is made in Turkey with a soft material that feels great under your feet. The natural world is present in this piece of decor, evoking the warm, welcoming feeling of being at home. These are one-of-a-kind rugs for an ever-changing style to neaten up your living space. This luxurious rug has an antique-look that will never go out of style! Available in various colors to suit your preference, managed by our professional team for maximum customer satisfaction.See the Moroccan area rug collection complete with complimentary furniture pieces at home or place of work today!

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6. Red Contemporary Area Rug

The RED contemporary area rug by Innsbruck Rugs is a stunning piece for any home. Hand-knotted in Pakistan from 100% New Zealand wool, this collection is perfect with patterns inspired from the early twentieth century when design was bold and simple. Each hand made cultural treasure will add a distinctive note to any decor, if you're feeling it then please request more info here. wool rugs that are constructed in the finest traditions of Pakistani traditional crafts! These contemporary rugs will warm up any space effortlessly. Be sure to visit this section again soon as we continue to update with new arrivals and vintages alike.

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7. Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug

Does your living space feel a little too drab? Are you looking for something to shake up the place and add flair, color, individuality, and unity all at once? A multi-color contemporary area rug might be just what you're looking for. Our high quality wool rugs will give your walls new life as they adorn them with beautiful colors and bring a sense of warmth throughout your home.

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8. Blue Contemporary Area Rug

This is a great place to shop for some fantastic rugs that are perfect for your home. Whether you're looking for something classic or more modern, these area rugs have just the right feel. This exclusive collection features an artistic style with simple lines making it more on trend than ever before. Some contemporary design may also include intentional wear so as not to look too new. These durable wool woven pieces will work both indoors and outdoors without any problem whatsoever- from indoor residences such as bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms to outdoor restaurants, medical centers and schools - they're flexible enough to go anywhere!

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9. Red Contemporary Area Rug

A slick contemporary area rug is perfect for adding a splash of color to any space. The pattern pops with an appealing rainbow of colors, lending itself nicely to many different styles. This eye catching piece will bring personality and fun into your living room, bedroom, or hallway. Give your home that extra bit of designer flair it needs!

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10. Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug

These multi-colored Contemporary Area Rugs are made to order with four different colors of polypropylene, and they're perfect for any home decor. Whether you want to brighten up dull spaces or just give your space some character, these rugs will do the trick! They work well in rooms with vivid color schemes or more neutral tones - they can be found at most major retailers. The thickness of this rug is about an inch deep so it provides plenty of padding beneath furniture legs and feet alike! You can also rest assured that they won't slip around on quality carpeting either. With beautiful colors like red, orange, pink and purple available, there really is no way that you'll be able to resist.

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11. Purple Contemporary Area Rug

Our handcrafted, 100% New Zealand Wool rug is a unique and exclusive addition to any interiors. Combining quality with affordability, this piece is sure to fit into any modern decor.  Introducing our newest area rug in "Purple Contemporary Area Rug". Made in Pakistan, this hand-knotted unique style will complement any room with fashion-forward flair! Do you have a modern home with cold floors and warm walls? Check out the newest trend. Our Purple Contemporary Area Rug will fit seamlessly into your space, but remember that it sits best at ~6 inches high on a hardwood floor. 

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12. Pink Contemporary Area Rug 

The feel of a rug beneath your feet is something many people find soothing. With that in mind, it's no surprise that choosing the right one for you is important. That's why when it comes to picking out your next purchase, quality should be at the forefront of what you're looking for. Every rug in our inventory adheres to strict standards in terms of construction and material used. They also come with a 1 year warranty so if anything goes wrong within the first 12 months after purchase, we will work with you to make sure everything gets fixed. When considering size, remember how much ground space your new piece will need to reside on because its lack may cause problems later down the road!

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13. Yellow Contemporary Area Rug

This bright and cheerful rectangular rug is perfect for adding a touch of style to any space. The hand-knotted 100% New Zealand Wool rug measures 8'x10'. Crafted in Pakistan, this contemporary piece will fit seamlessly into your modern home as it features a bright shade of yellow that will really catch the eye. The simple design would be great as an accent piece or as an addition to your bedroom. If you're looking for something more colorful than we also offer this Area Rug in Red and Green .

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14. Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug

This contemporary area rug is handmade by Turkish craftsmen. It has a soft feel that will envelop you in comfort and style. Put this beautiful piece of art on your floor for years of enjoyment! Time to add a new primitive in your space with this five by eight foot or seven and a half six foot Wool Area Rug. This rug is the perfect addition for every room enjoying the feeling of marrakech. Comfort, fashionable, and durable you can't go wrong! To keep it fresh throw in some accent colors with pillow covers and even more items!

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15. Grey Contemporary Area Rug 

After living abroad for some time, you came back to America eager to settle down and find comfort in the home. You had always loved your hardwood floors but didn't notice how they seemed worn after years of homeownership. After reflecting on all that you missed about home, what made more sense than slipping into this cozy gray rug? Made with one hundred percent wool felt, this beautiful contemporary area rug is sure to put a smile on your face as soon as you slip your toes under it! It also serves as an elegant decorative item perfect for expressing the warmth of Americana decorating styles. Congratulations! You've found exactly what you wanted! This hand-made grey oriental rug would be perfect for any room needing

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16. Blue Contemporary Area Rug

The contemporary Blue Area Rug is the perfect addition to your home, office, or gallery. Available in  different sizes with our wool and viscose pile height of 0.37-inch high, this rug is hand made in India with an antique look while being environmentally friendly due to its use of natural materials. Since it can be custom made for your space or design style, have no worries about finding the right size! And don't forget that because it's handmade there are several ways to customize this large rug too! This one-of-a-kind piece has a variety of patterns available so you'll find the perfect pattern for you!

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17. Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug

We know you’ve been looking for the perfect rug to complete your living room ensemble. Well, look no further. Here is our Beautiful Multi-Color Contemporary Area Rug that will be just what you’re looking for! Our luxurious wool pile of 0.37 inches makes this rug an absolute joy to walk on and very easy on your knees thanks to its low profile. Combining color with unique high quality construction, the durability of this hand tufted wool shag rug can handle all life has thrown at it so far--and comes at a fair price too! We offer free returns within 30 days if not completely satisfied; please read more about that here before purchasing anything else.

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18. Gold Contemporary Area Rug 

With its smooth, touchable texture and illusionary depth due to the tufting in this contemporary rug in gold made of 100% wool pile height 0.37”, you'll want it all over the floor! Made with delicately hand-tied knots by skilled craftsmen in India, this design will add not only dimension but privacy when placed at either end of your bed like an oriental tapestry or screened into a hall for an exotic wall covering that's ready to go whenever you are. Less is more; our showstopper Gold Contemporary Area Rug by Dhurrie is sure to turn heads without being ostentatious.

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19. Black Contemporary Area Rug 

This contemporary black rug is hand tufted with wool. It can be used on carpet, tiled, or wood flooring and its thick pile height of 0.45 inches makes it delightfully soft to the touch. The natural wools bring warmth into homes or offices that want their decor to reflect a modern approach - providing designer clean lines and inviting passerby's inside for tea!  The Contemporary Area Rug is professionally done with an intricate design reminiscent of oriental rugs but has more depth. Though Chinese in origin, the trimmings are made by skilled craftspeople who ensure high quality down to the finer details like twisted fringe, threaded borders, woven insets (originally called kilims), knitting patterns called guls

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20. Green Contemporary Area Rug 

The rug in neutral green highlights the space in your home without competing with other colors. A handmade construction makes it durable and long lasting, perfect for rooms where high traffic is common.Affordable but still stylish, this beautiful contemporary area rug will not disappoint when paired with everything from modern decor to antique furniture.  Request a closer look!

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21. Grey Contemporary Area Rug

This exquisite hand tufted wool rug is constructed with advanced knotting techniques and the durable woven cotton backing that ensures that this rug will not curl or pile like shag. It's timeless contemporary design, in a crisp clean shade of blue, brings style and warmth to any room! Buyers can choose from three sizes; 8x10 9x12. This product would be perfect for an office desk, entryway runner or bedroom floor. Enjoy versatile texture and elegantly modern style with this beautiful addition to your home decor.

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22. Grey Contemporary Area Rug

This exquisite hand tufted wool rug is constructed with advanced knotting techniques and the durable woven backing that ensures that this rug will not curl or pile like shag. It's timeless contemporary design, in a crisp clean shade of blue, brings style and warmth to any room! Buyers can choose from three sizes; 8x10 9x12. This product would be perfect for an office desk, entryway runner or bedroom floor. Enjoy versatile texture and elegantly modern style with this beautiful addition to your home decor.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Morocco Rugs

What Are Moroccan Rugs and How Do They Work?

Moroccan carpets and rugs are stunning  textile floor coverings produced by the indigenous tribal people of Morocco. Despite the fact that they are mostly used for practicality in Morocco, many individuals around the world like collecting and decorating with them. The diverse forms of authentic Moroccan rugs are attributable in great part to the region's unique environment. So, each one piece has its own story, function, and creative flair. Exploring each one helps us understand what makes this traditional rug-making art form unique, as well as why they are occasionally utilized for purposes other than merely covering the floor.

What Materials Are Used in Moroccan Tribal Rugs?

Moroccan Berber carpets are made from pure sheep wool in a variety of piles and thicknesses, depending on the location. In the chilly and snowy Atlas Mountains, Moroccan throw rugs with a thicker pile are employed. For the hot heat of the Sahara Desert, lighter Moroccan flatweave rugs are manufactured. Each floor covering or rug  takes anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to weave by hand, creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on a loom (depending on the size and complexity). Every Moroccan area rug is unique and handcrafted in Morocco. Women have traditionally made these tapestries, using symbolism to weave in their life stories. Many styles of Moroccan rugs are now mass-produced using materials such as nylon and Olefin fiber, as well as wool. The usage of synthetic materials has resulted in lower-cost, lower-quality floor decor. To protect the quality and preserve the originality of each tribal design, some countries have outlawed this practice.

Are Moroccan Rugs Long-Lasting?

Moroccan rugs are high-quality and long-lasting, which is why they can be found in schools, workplaces, homes, and other high-traffic areas all around the world. They are stain-resistant and, in most cases, less expensive than plush carpets. To avoid wear patterns, be careful to clean these floor accents every 6 to 12 months.

Is it possible to wash Moroccan rugs?

Handwoven ancient Moroccan carpets require only a few basic procedures to maintain. Here's a little video showing you how to wash these rugs with ease.

Step 1: Set up a clean place in which to wash the area rug.

Step 2: Prepare the floor cloth by hanging it on a tight line and scrubbing the dust and grime out of it.

Step 3: Wet the carpet and place it in the cleaned area. Sprinkle laundry detergent on the carpet and gently rub it in with your hands to create foam on the surface.

Step 4: Rinse the rug well with water to remove all detergent.

Step 5: Dry the floor covering in the sun by hanging it outside. Do not use a machine dryer to dry it.

What Do Moroccan Rug Symbols Mean?

Women who weave carpets incorporate symbolism that represents birth or fertility into their designs. Childhood, virginity, courtship, forming a union, pregnancy, birth pains, giving birth, and a newborn kid are all utilized as motifs to represent different events and phases in a woman's life. Each textile's hues have its own significance. Red denotes power and protection, blue denotes wisdom, yellow denotes eternity, and green denotes tranquility.

Moroccan rugs are Made Of What Materials?

Moroccan rugs were traditionally produced from pure sheep wool, with varied piles and thicknesses depending on the location. Rugs with thicker heaps of wool were manufactured for the Atlas Mountains, which are colder and snowier. Lighter flatweave rugs, on the other hand, are designed to withstand the harsh environment of the Sahara desert. Most types of Moroccan carpets are now mass-produced in enormous quantities utilizing a variety of materials, including nylon, cotton, and olefin, as well as wool.

What Is it About Moroccan Rugs That Make Them So Popular?

The vibrant color, art designs, and bold geometric patterns are the primary aspects that make these rugs so popular, with varied complexities such as tassels, minimalist appeal, and multicolor. They've been passed down for next generations and are still the top decorating ideas for many interior designers. Many collectors admire them for their remarkable startling beauty, ease, and characteristic primitivism, which gives them a juvenile appeal. More significantly, they are expertly picked to mix nicely with any room's décor. You'll also find them to be made of soft and comfy materials that feel good against your skin. It takes genuine artistry to integrate a Moroccan rug into your space. In a specific area, a designer will ensure that fine elements such as table linens, placemats, tablecloths, poufs, outdoor furniture, shower curtains , eating furniture, bedding, chandeliers, wall art, and everything in between are all coordinated. These floorcloths are known for their vibrant color folk art designs and striking geometric patterns. Collectors like these treasures for their exotic beauty, simplicity, and distinct primitivism with a childish appeal, and they are now the biggest trend in decor for home designers. They provide an individual curated style to any room.

How You Can Clean a Moroccan Rug?

A Moroccan rug, like any other cloth, should be kept in good condition. When it comes to cleaning your traditional handwoven carpets, the procedure is simple and can be completed in just a few stages.

Step 1: Locate a cleaner location to wash the rug.

Step 2: Hang the rug on a close line and vacuum it to eliminate any dirt or dust particles for better cleaning results.

Step 3: Finally, place the rug on a clean surface and wet it down. On the Moroccan rug, sprinkle laundry or light detergent soap and gently wash it with your hands to create foam of your detergent on the surface. This will make cleaning your rug easy and ensuring that it lasts a long time.

Step 4: Rinse the rug well with clean water.

Step 5: To keep the Moroccan rug fresh, hang it outside on a line and let it dry in the sun. Don't use a dryer to dry it because it may produce creases or harm to the rug.
Tips for keeping your Moroccan rug clean
Vacuuming your floor rug on a regular basis to keep it bright and dust-free
the rug Vacuuming on a regular basis to keep it bright and dust-free
To protect your rug from your feline companions, spray a small bit of vinegar on it.

How are Moroccan rugs made?

Hand-spun rug artisans in Morocco are named after their tribes. The contemporary mass-producing Berbers use a loop pile construction to manufacture these rugs. The end result of the hand-knotting procedure resembles the ancient method of tying and weaving carpets in look. The procedure begins with the acquisition of wool from sheep in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. The sheep's wool is next cleansed and scrubbed because it may contain natural oils.

Following that, the wool is spun by hand. This process twists the strands together to make yarn, transforming the wool. After that, the wool is spun into fibers that are ideal for weaving. The rug's next step is to be knotted. You'll be able to watch the skilled weavers and knitters weave and knot the fibers into magnificent rugs. Natural dyes are utilized to color the design generated before the knotting is completed. Do you want to know how long it takes to create Moroccan rugs? The manufacturing process, on the other hand, entails a variety of jobs until the final product is ready. Threading the wool and tying every pile of knots takes numerous busy weavers many days, precisely 2 to 3 weeks. In the end, you'll have a stunning work of art.

How can you determine if a Moroccan rug is genuine?

Moroccan rugs can be highly expensive, making them one of the most expensive works of art for home décor and fashion. To avoid future disappointments, it's critical to understand tell-tell signals that the rug design you're about to buy is genuine. The following tips will give you idea about you how to authenticate a Moroccan rug:

      • The rug should be made entirely of sheep wool or cotton threads; any rug made of synthetic materials should be avoided.
      • Check for suppleness; it should be exceedingly soft to the touch.
      • Good quality wool should have a sheen to it.
      • Recognize the Moroccan rug's origins, whether it's from a city or a tribe.
      • Look for handcrafted rugs rather than machine-made rugs.
      • Attempt to set fire to the rug's string. It's a fake if it catches fire. Please do not purchase it!
      • How much does it cost? For a tiny size, authentic Moroccan rugs can be quite costly. As a result, be aware of low-cost rugs and conduct your own research.

NOTE: Visit our Moroccan collection and many more to discover what else RugKnots has to offer, with over 8000 unique alternatives to pick from. This is simply the tip of the iceberg; RugKnots' platform is brimming with cultural diversity. You've come to the exact site if you're looking for area rugs online. RugKnots offers the most competitive prices on all things that fit your budget. You can reach the RugKnots team  by phone at (301) 660-7046 or email at info@rugknots.com if you have a query regarding a certain color, pattern, scale, form, or material while ordering online at RugKnots.



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