Buy your Berber carpet right from the source; from Moroccan women expert in the ancestral art of weaving.
Dar Arbalou makes it possible for you to choose the size, colour and pattern of your carpet.
You will get to know the craftswomen in their home environments.
You will be able to follow the weaving process remotely.
And you can plan a visit to the weavers’ villages.
A carpet 100% in natural dye, madder and indigo. Dimension 2 m x 1,50 m and available on any other size.
A rug made from a supplied design and woven from natural dyed wool, and therefore washable. Size 1 m x 0,70 m …
Harmony of comfort and elegance between carpet, pouffe and cushion. Available to order in other patterns and colours.
A magnificent carpet woven by a young woman of Berber tradition and gifted with a real talent. A perfect harmony between the colours, here an ecru white with an indigo blue obtained by natural dyeing, and therefore durable.
Dar Arbalou starts weaving carpets from local wool. A local economy, a rare quality wool, a collective dynamic and the preservation of an ancestral know-how.
The snow-white carpet woven by Radia has made it to her living space. Measuring 2.50 m x 1.50 m, it occupies its dedicated space with majesty.
Another rug woven by the expert hands of Lalla Keltoume. It wears the magnificence of blue. Dimension of 2.43m x 1.48m and available for you.
A new craftswoman has arrived in the village. Lalla Keltoum has mastered weaving since her childhood. Here a Chedwi style rug is being woven on a dimension of 1 m x 0.5 m.
The latest Dar Arbalou carpet, woven by the expert hands of Samira and Fatma, has come off the loom. Measuring 2 m x 2 m, it is very soft with its harmony of grey and white.
Sfia from the village of Imzoughen, near Ouarzazate, prepares the wool from the family’s flock of sheep. Using the Izdi, the spindle, carved from olive wood, the expert craftswoman spins the wool. Here, she reworks the already prepared yarn to double it and thus make it more voluminous in use.
Samira will soon start weaving a new carpet from this 100% local and natural wool. To be continued …
A new Dar Arbalou rug will begin to be woven in the hands of craftswoman Radia. Morocco can be proud of one of its greatest assets: the talent and expertise of its women of Berber tradition.
The latest Dar Arbalou rug woven by the craftswoman Samira. With a size of 2 m x 1.50 m, in natural wool and and in off-white dotted with colored stars. The sweetness of authenticity.
After finishing her Glaoui style carpet, Fatima began weaving a new work in the Azilal style, size 2m x 1.50m. An elegance of colour and freshness in Amazigh style
The latest Dar Arbalou carpet: an original creation by the craftswoman Khadija from a little village near Ouarzazate. Size 1 m x 1.50 m. It perfectly illustrates the know-how and the sense of harmony of the Amazigh tradition mastered by these women.
The Dar Arbalou carpet of the day, being cut from the weaving loom. A beautiful Azilal style made by the craftswoman Khadija from the village of Zaouit Sidi Ahmed (size 2 m x 0.60 m)
Ouarzazate, Telouet, Taznakhte, Skoura, Aït Ben Haddou … On the edge of the High Atlas.
Here, we are in the territories of the Aït Ouaouzguite tradition, one of the cradles of the Berber or Amazigh carpet tradition.
However these craftswomen are able to make all other styles of rugs and carpets from other regions (Beni Ouarain, Azilal …) as well as the more common styles such as the Boucherouite rag-rugs, made from scraps of fabric of varying colours.
In particular, they can make carpets from one of the models presented in the catalogue, according to the size you would like, or according to your own choice of colours and patterns.
The following catalogue presents the craftswomen’s creations from several villages around Ouarzazate : Zaouit Sidi Ahmed, Timdline, Imzoughen …
Fatouma, Fatima, Khadija, Sfia, Khadia and Samira have all perfectly mastered the ancestral expertise of Berber carpet-weaving, passed from each generation to generation by their mothers.
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