Just landed at Iwan Maktabi (Beirut and Dubai) is the Moroccan Dream collection!

Traditionally, these carpets have been woven in Morocco by people of various tribes. "Berber" carpets are handmade by the Berber people in North Africa and the Sahara.

The women who weave these carpets do so from memory, without relying on formal artistic instructions. They even carried their looms from one place to another.

The carpets you see here are woven from pure sheep wool in different piles and thicknesses,  based on the region and the climate.

A thicker pile is used in the cold and snowy Atlas Mountains area, whereas lighter Moroccan flatweave rugs are created for the warm climate of the Sahara Dessert.

Here are some interesting facts:

  • The Berber populations of Morocco began making carpets as early as the 8th century
  • The tribal ethnic look of Berber carpets has been adopted by major interior decorators as they have proven to be fitting perfectly into modern interiors
  • The designs that most frequently appear in Moroccan rugs are traditional and ancient, passed down from weaver to weaver.
  • The tradition that led to the creation of Moroccan carpets is rooted in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Even today, almost all Moroccan carpets are made from densely knotted wool fibers, but there are also tribes that use dromedary or goat wool if necessary

Interested in the Moroccan Dream collection and curious how you can add them to your space? Get in touch!