Two years ago my husband and I spent two weeks in Morocco. We traveled from Casablanca to Tangier, to Fes, through the Sahara Desert and Dades Gorge, up through Marrakech and back again to Casablanca. While we were in Morocco I fell in love again and again and AGAIN with the rugs. In each city we visited there were a plethora of unique rugs. There were so many incredible prints and weaves to choose from; for someone who loves patterns and colors it was like being a kid in a candy store. I brought many treasures back from Morocco…but no rugs. I was never able to narrow down my favorites! My big purchase on that trip was a Moroccan wedding blanket (also known as a “handira”) but alas, no rugs.
Imagine my delight when I began to work with the Moroccan Rug Shop several weeks ago. Moroccan Rug Shop offers a highly curated selection of tribal Moroccan rugs, handmade by local craftsmen and craftswomen located in the Atlas Mountains using ancestral techniques. No two rugs are alike and all are imbued with rich color and history.
I chose a rug for our living room. I had a very specific spot and necessary dimensions in mind with my choice. Each rug on the website has detailed dimensions, including pile height and fringe length. I chose the “Lunia” rug, which measures 7 ‘7″ by 4’9″ – prefect for our seating area in front of the TV.
My rug is from the Bouche collection of authentic Boucherouite rugs. Boucherouite refers to rugs made of fabric scraps coming out of local textile factories. These fabric scraps are often from the production of shirts, pants or Moroccan traditional clothes (Djellabas, Serouels, Caftans…etc.). Bouche rugs are basically freehand; they are pieced together and woven without any drawings or sketches; just the imaginations of the Berber women who create them. Basically, right up my alley! These rugs are a riot of color and texture and are perfectly suited for our home; the “Lunia” was an easy choice.
Another special touch from Moroccan Rug Shop is the ‘Q’ scan code on the back of each rug. This code tells the origin of each rug and is like a birth certificate for your piece!
From start to finish, working with Moroccan Rug Shop was both easy and educational. Their email and shipping communication was always clear and timely. Considering this rug traveled all the way from Casablanca to my doorstep in a matter of days with no hiccups in communication was pretty impressive. And by the way, this is how my rug was delivered:
And once I opened it up it turned into this beauty:
The Moroccan Rug shop is currently offering a special 20% off code for my readers! Simply enter ‘dwellingbydesign’ at checkout. Also, until December 31st shipping on all rugs is FREE. So 20% off PLUS free shipping? This may be the perfect time to add a beautiful Moroccan rug to your home.
Thank you, Moroccan Rug Shop; we absolutely adore our new rug! Please check out the full collection and don’t be surprised if you find something just right for your home.
*This post was sponsored by Moroccan Rug Shop; all opinions and photos unless indicated are my own. I love this company and happily recommend them to anyone in the market for a rug that is a piece of art.