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ANTIQUE MOROCCAN RUGS

Unique example in the world- one of the most older Moroccan rugs ever found

moroccan rug - 01204. AIT SERGROUCHEN RUG
Late 19th century
Eastern middle Atlas
Size: 2,49x1,65 mt / 8'4''x5'6''
Fiber: hand spun wool
Dyes: undyed wool fiber and one synthetic purple dye
Structure: balanced plain weave, knotted with berber knot
Yarn spin: Z spun
Warp: single yarns, average of 4 ends per cm
Weft: single yarns, average of 2 wefts shots between rows of knots
Pile: berber knot, cut in 2 cm high, Z2S yarns
Selvages: originals, single cord, piled overcasting
End finishes: two kilim ends, the lower end finished with one row of overlapping symmetrical knot
Condition: complete, two areas with damages in the lower end, two light stains few visible, middle pile with several areas in low pile. Washed hand made.
Price: on request

The old weavers from Morocco had a supreme understanding about the design

moroccan rug - 01204.
The older weavers from Eastern middle Atlas had an exceptional sense of the graphic expresion. The control of the space, the importance of the negative areas of the pattern, the dinamic compositions drawn with great freedom and an ancestral iconography, were masterfully developed on their creations.

This exceptional pile rug is an unique example in the world, and it is one of the most older Moroccan rugs ever found in middle Atlas mountains from Morocco.

one of the last double faced Moroccan rugs available in the market

moroccan rug - 01203. BENI MGUILD RUG, DOUBLE FACED
Early 20th century
Central middle Atlas
Size: 3,10x1,85 mt / 10'4''x6'1:4''
Fiber: hand spun wool
Dyes: wild madder roots ( garnet ), natural henna, native woad and one synthetic red dye
Structure: plain weave, knotted with double faced technique
Yarn spin: Z spun
Warp: single yarns, average of 4 ends per cm
Weft: single yarns, average of 4 wefts shots between rows of knots
Pile: jufty symmetrical knot, cut in 1,5 cm high, Z2S yarns
Selvages: single cord, plain selvage
End finishes: two kilim ends, the lower end finished with two bands of blue woad dye and yellow ergues roots dye, the upper end finished with a band of yellow ergues dye
Condition: the field is complete, the lower kilim end is complete, the upper kilim end has minor damages, the two selvages have lost one half from the total in both edges. One very small hole ( 2x1cm ). Even middle pile. Washed hand made.
Price: on request

In the Cedar Forest from middle Atlas mountains were woven some of the most rare rugs from Morocco

moroccan rug - 01203.
The Cedar Forest is a marvelous landscape, in this primary forest were woven some of the more rare carpets from North Africa. In the center of this region, in a pristine ambient over the sources of Um er Ribia river, were woven a small quantity of double faced carpets in old times. There are  very few original examples documented from late 19th century until about 1940, after this date, the tradition about the production of these rare carpets was lost in central middle Atlas mountains.

This superlative example, it is one of the very few examples still available in the world from this very rare category of tribal rugs.    

Unique Moroccan carpet from middle Atlas

moroccan rug - 01267. BENI SADDEM RUG
Circa 1920
Canyon of Sebou River
Size: 3,84x2,06 mt / 12'9''x6'10''
Fiber: premium quality hand spun wool
Dyes: undyed wool fiber and a natural black dye
Condition: excellent condition. Full pile. Minor repairs in the two kilim ends. Washed hand made.
Price: on request

Beni Saddem white rugs are between the most hard to find of all Moroccan rugs

moroccan rug - 01267.
The Beni Sadem carpets from the Canyon of Sebour river were unknown until late 20th century by collectors, until that date, the rugs from this group were named how Beni Ouarain. The landscape from this region is very beautiful, it has a pristine nature and the mountain villages follow the same style of life than in old times. 

The wool fiber from this carpet is from supreme quality, it is very soft, and has a brilliant luster. Its pattern is very primitive, and it is perfectly balanced in terms of proportions and space.

Pure Beni Ouarain carpet, premium quality wool

moroccan rug - 01265. BENI OUARAIN RUG
Circa 1940
Eastern middle Atlas
Size: 4,15x1,95 mt / 13'10''x6'6''
Fiber: hand spun wool, high luster, intense white fiber, hand combed fiber from native mountain flocks
Dyes: undyed wool fiber
Condition: excellent condition. Full pile. Three minor repiling areas ( the greatest of 3x2 cm - 1''x1'' ) Washed hand made.
Price: on request

The Beni Ouarain mountains are very isolated, the treks are very much hard, in this natural ambient were woven some of the best Moroccan rugs ever made

moroccan rug - 01265.
Pure Beni Ouarain rugs are very much scarce today, a very small quantity of these originals rugs remain in a few inventories, being them close to be totally exhausted in the mountains. Nevertheless, BU IBLAN guarantees that each of our Beni Ouarain rug is 100% authentic, collected in the original Bou Iblane mountains,  woven in the past from Beni Ouarain old women weavers, and that the wool fiber used to weave these rugs was sort from the pure Beldia breed sheep, and that this wool fiber was hand combed and hand spun by Beni Ouarain weavers.

This pure Beni Ouarain carpet is a top quality example, it has premium quality wool, and its dynamic design was drawn with harmony and was perfectly balanced on its proportions.

Antique Moroccan rug with exceptional hand spun wool and natural dyes

moroccan rug - 01201. AIT OUAOUZGUITE RUG
Circa 1920
Djebel Siroua
Size: 3,22x1,50 mt / 10'9''x5'
Fiber: hand spun wool
Dyes: undyed silver, white, beige and black wool fiber, native weld plant, ( yellow ) and wild madder roots in warps
Structure: loose weft faced, knoted with symmetrical knot
Yarn spin: Z spun
Warp: two play yarns, average of 4 ends per cm
Weft: single yarns, average of 8 wefts shots between rows of knots
Pile: symmetrical knot, cut in 1,5 cm high, Z2S yarns
Selvages: three sets of plain selvage. Cords warps
End finishes: two kilim ends, the lower end was finished with two piled rows of symmetrical knot. The upper kilim end has a sole piled row of symmetrical knot
Condition: excellent condition. Complete, even surface with near to full pile condition. Edges and fringes originals,
one small repair in the lower end ( 3x2 cm ). Washed hand made.
Price: on request

In the Djebel Siroua mountain were produced some of the most fine rugs ever produced in Morocco

moroccan rug - 01201.
The proximity of the Djebel Siroua mountains to the Sahara desert has a great influence in the style of life of the Ait Ouaouzguite tribes. They have developed a refined weaving culture, assorted loom techniques, wonderful wool fiber and very saturated natural dyes are the main features of their weaves production.

This lovely pile rug has a marvelous wool fiber, it is extrely soft and brilliant. At the hands it has a delicious feeling, and together with the organic nature of the dyes, and the early iconography, all that made of this pile rug a magnificent example, unique on its style.

Highly collectible premium quality Moroccan rug

moroccan rug - 01241. BENI MGUILD HAMBEL ( main cover )
Circa 1930
Central middle Atlas. Itzer area
Size: 2,77x1,52 mt / 9'3''x5'1''
Fiber: hand spun wool, cotton white yarns, rayon yarns knotting the sequins
Dyes: wild madder roots ( red, tangerine and garnet ), native woad ( navy blue ) wild Ergues roots ( green ), tannins mordent ( beige ) and synthetic dyes in rayon yarns securing the sequins adorns
Structure: weft faced, weft substitution
Yarn spin: Z spun
Warp: single yarns, average of 5 ends per cm
Weft: single yarns, average of 8 wefts per cm
Pile: flatwoven structure, with weft substitution motives
Selvages: two sets of plain selvage. Warp units plied in cords
End finishes: two kilim ends, colored bands of weft faced structure. Fringes plied in cords. Dynamic adornment of small size sequins
Condition: perfect condition, very well preserved. Without signs of wear. Dyes very saturated, without corrosive oxidation. Selvages and fringes originals, It preserves all the original sequins. Washed hand made.
Price: on request 

The use of natural dyes to produce hand made rugs is determinat in terms of high quality values

moroccan rug - 01241.
The impresive quality of the natural dyes from this superlative flatwoven rug and the very fine weft substitution technique used to weave it, made of this rare rug a real Master Piece. 

This Beni Mguild rug was woven in the mountains close to the upper Mouloya river, a region with a great weaving tradition. The knowledge about the natural dyes, its sources, management of the dye baths and traditional recipes are of the most depurate from all North Africa.

In this magnificent example, the dyes are perfectly saturated, and after many decades since its production, they are many more beautiful than in the beginning how a result of a perfect oxidation of the pigments.