Carpet weaving in the traditional way has been able to withstand all industrial developments, and the demand for it has remained, despite the temptations of modern carpets with all its colors, delicate details, and cheap price. The traditionally made carpets have preserved their prestige, which is guaranteed by the quality of their threads, their elegance and endurance to the factors of time, in addition to being distinguished by their natural colors and heritage.
Moroccan rugs are weaves, rugs, and textiles that have been traditionally hand-woven in Morocco. Carpet weaving in the traditional way has been able to withstand all industrial developments, and the demand for it has remained despite the temptations of modern carpets with all its colors, delicate details and low price.
In the language of the الزربية tribes – tapis berbere – carpets have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Paleolithic period. Traditionally, Moroccan rugs were woven by tribal peoples for their utility and not for decorative purposes. Moroccan rugs from the 20th century are widely collected in the West and are always woven by members of the tribes of the historical region
making it useful for the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, Or it may be flat and light in proportion to the hot climate of the desert. Nomadic Moroccans and Berber tribes used these flat pile and intricate woven rugs as bed covers and sleeping mats, and some of these rugs were also used as saddle blankets. The designs that appear frequently in Moroccan rugs are traditional and ancient, passing from weaver to weaver.
Moroccan rugs saw a growth in popularity in the West with mid-century modern designers, who associated thick, Berber rugs with the elegance of designer furniture. Many of these Berber carpets were woven by the Beni Urin peoples from the Rif Mountains near Taza. Colors range from neutral shades to shimmery hues, with designs ranging from ordered geometric shapes to a freer, expressive style. Part of the appeal of the modernists was the primitivism of the carpet. Unlike the traditional old oriental rugs found in Western interiors, there is a little elegance about these rugs, but they fit nicely into modern décor. Antique and antique Moroccan rugs are very popular today for their decorative flexibility and affordable price compared to other styles of antique rugs.