At the source
of the Berber carpet

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.

News Dar Arbalou

Mays 13, 2021

The latest Dar Arbalou finished by the craftswoman Radia. Not really Berber inspired: it was ordered from France. But this magnificent carpet expresses once again all the expertise of the women of Morocco and their sincere passion for weaving – Dimension 2 m x 1,50 m.
Berber carpet with modern patterns
Preparation of the wool

May 2, 2021

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 …

April 24, 2021

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.

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April 18, 2021

A very beautiful carpet has just come out of the craftswoman Radia’s hands. With a size of 2 m x 1.5 m and all in whiteness. Discretion and elegance. A Dar Arbalou order which will soon leave for France. 

April 8, 2021

The star rug woven by Samira has met with deserved success. A new Dar Arbalou order came for a second one with a smaller size of 1m x 0.70m.
The Berber carpet woven in family
Berber carpet Dar Arbalou

March 30, 2021

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.

March 23, 2021

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

Tapis berbère de style Azilal
Tapis berbère arc-en-ciel

March 17, 2021

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.

February 27, 2021

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)

Coupe de la chaîne d'un tapis berbère

The cradle of the Moroccan Berber carpet

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.

Women at the heart of the Berber tradition

Fatouma

Samira

Khadija

Khia

Sfia

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.

The life of the Berber carpet

Customer reviews

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