Vintage Moroccan berber rug
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Common sense will take you a long way when it comes to keeping your carpet gorgeous and clean. Follow these simple tips:
- Vacuum regularly Remove dust and dirt with a powerful vacuum cleaner. This is a good habit that improves the air quality in your home and ensures the durability of your carpet. Note that heavy traffic areas may need more regular vacuuming than other areas.
- Use doormats at entrances A simple walk-off mat or entrance mat prevents dirt from getting transferred all over the building and into the fibre of your tufted carpet. Make sure to clean these mats often, so that they do not become a source of dust and dirt themselves.
- Take care of spills as they happen It is best to take care of spills as quickly as possible. Don’t let liquids or dirt dry up and set in. The quicker you act, the easier the stain can be removed. Follow the stain and spill removal guidelines below.
Taznakht carpet is made of knots on two lines; their bottom is yellow with dense geometrical drawings which are red, dark green, or broken white. Each rug can take a few months to a year to complete. The weaving techniques have been passed down through the generations. This is a way the Berber women carefully preserve their heritage of technique and knowledge passing down messages in wool from one generation to another creating textiles full of life and charm.
Hanbel is a woven rug, lighter and less thick than the typical carpet. It is used as a cover for sofas or decoration during national or private feasts. Sometimes, it is used instead of carpets. It is produced in Zayane, Zemmour, and Ouazguita.
Either genuine wool or good quality cotton is used to make Hanbel carpets. Threads are well spun and clean. The colors of Hanbel carpets are typically red, yellow, green, black, and brown. These colors are extracted from the plants in the Hanbel region. Originally made in Berber regions, the Hanbel contains patterns whose forms and features are inspired by nature and whose contours are inspired by Amazigh script.
There are little known and more varied flat weaves (often called kilims) from the Middle Atlas Mountains, with some Glawa or Tazenakht pile pieces from the High Atlas south of Marrakesh, especially in the Women Weavers OnLine section. Nearly all the flat weaves are in wool, with white designs (usually in cotton) for contrast, and the pile pieces are usually all wool. Floor pieces range from about 3×5 feet to 5×8 feet, though some are larger. The rectangular shape fits Moroccan rooms, in which many have already been used
What unites all Moroccan carpets is a creative, archaic spirit and a language of rural symbols and motifs. Old tribal carpets can be spontaneous and bold. Some are very plain, others full of complex motifs; some are colorful while other feature subtle hues.