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Moroccan Rugs- The New Hot Trend

At Rugs and More we have the largest collection of Moroccan Rugs! These rugs are the staple pieces needed in creating a modern chic style for any room.  This new style in using Moroccan rugs is the hot trend coming out this Spring.  At Rugs and More we have the rugs in all sizes, color and depth of pile.

Watch Designer Susan Shand Transform a beautiful family home with some of the best Furniture from Santa Barbara Design Center. And see how she Includes a fine Moroccan shag rug to her design. Susan has become fond of these antique rugs due to there lush cozy weave that brings warmth and comfort to its surroundings. Her homes are an expression of her life. Creative, calming, soft,  yet sexy and vital. “Spaces you can live, love and play in”.

Susan Shand and Michael Kourosh Design Santa Barbara
Susan Shand and Michael Kourosh Design Santa Barbara

History of Moroccan Rugs

The Moroccan rugs have become “the rug of choice” for many interior designers as well as for private consumers. They don’t have a long history but are most notable for their dynamic colorful modernist designs as well as for their strong sense of geometric structure (and abstract designs). None so far have been dated to before the mid nineteenth century, when their production began as an adaptation of central and western Turkish rugs, whose repertoire was followed closely by the weavers in Morocco. Although today we use Moroccan Rugs to bring tactile comfort and aesthetic appeal to interiors, their original purpose was warmth and insulation. The Moroccan Rugs of the Atlas Mountains were hand-woven using the sheep’s wool provided by  nomadic herds. And the rugs provided thick bedding, crucial for the inhospitable climate, for the nomadic people. The cream and neutral colors common to Moroccan rugs sold en mass today harken back to a time when dyes and colors were by no means a priority.

Fine Moroccan Shag Rug
Fine Moroccan Shag Rug

Historically women wove carpets for their families, and men traditionally produced carpets that were more specialized as professional master weavers. These inspiring designs have been motivation for more modern carpet fabrication.  A fantastically native Berber geometric design meanders across the rug, bringing visual interest.

 

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