We travel to Morocco at least twice a year to visit the artisans we work with and to buy more rugs.
Here are some of our favorite new pieces from Kantara's Summer 2020 buying trip.
We're a Los Angeles showroom featuring vintage and one-of-a-kind Moroccan rugs for both residential and commercial interiors.
Our goal is to curate an ethical collection of modern and authentic Moroccan rugs. We believe in buying new rugs directly from the artisans as a way to support their economic empowerment. Weaving is a cultural heritage and we are deeply committed to preserving this age-old tradition.
We support women's weaving cooperatives throughout Morocco and have long-standing relationships with these talented artisans.
Learn more about our work with Moroccan weavers.
We know we're not supposed to have favorites. But we do. This collection includes treasured, vintage rugs. It includes rugs that have unique textures bold designs, and unparalleled creativity. These rugs take our breath away and center the women weavers as the masters of their craft.View more
We'll work with you to perfect a design for your Moroccan rug. We then send the design to the artisans and they weave it into existence.
Think about it like a cross-cultural, artistic conversation that we help facilitate between you and the artisans. It's a two month process where you walk away with the rug of your dreams that was handwoven by women weavers in Morocco.
"Alia and Kantara are the best! She has a huge selection of gorgeous rugs and I absolutely love the one we ended up buying... Alia truly cares so deeply about the women making the rugs and the communities they come from in Morocco, you can feel good about buying with Kantara. Also now I'm desperate to go on one of the tours."
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"I am unapologetically obsessed with rugs as art -- and Kantara is the perfect source for such works of art- while giving back to communities from which they are sourced in Morocco... I love my Kantara rugs more than any others- they are exquisite, one-of-a kind works of art that, when purchased, give voice to and support their incredible makers."
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"I have had my eye on this rug for months. I first saw it in a photo and once I made an appointment to see it in person, my decision was made. I HAD TO HAVE IT... I love this rug and so many others that I still am dreaming about and considering for my place. You will not be disappointed at all. Best birthday gift to myself this year."
5 stars on Google
The rug is absolutely beautiful and it arrived extremely quickly. Great store! Will definitely buy again.
Working with Kantara and Alia is a very personal and special experience. We have bought a lot of rugs when traveling in Morocco and Turkey. it is always a memorable occasion and the rug means even more as a result of the process. Alia makes the online get one close to that. Additional photographs, information about the area and weavers, and the opportunity to see it in your own home. We could not be happier with Kantara! And knowing you own a rug handwoven in Morocco adds to the enjoyment of it on a daily basis.
Such a cool rug, gives a room character. The change in the rectangular pattern is visually elongating, making the rug seem bigger than it is. The green/teal trim is an unexpected and lovely touch. Gets lots of compliments, even over Zoom!
My wife and I love the Kantara rug that we purchased. It’s colors are vibrant and distinctive, it was woven to last, and it makes a dramatic statement in our home. This is about the sixth unique rug that we have purchased from Alia, and I am sure there will be more. She is very knowledgeable and easy to deal with, which makes buying a pleasure. I highly recommend Kantara’s entire line of Moroccan rugs! Carolyn and Rob Wagner
I love my Glaoui rug, the hardest decision will be deciding weather to use it as a wall hanging or a rug. The description about the rug’s creation adds to its value, truly a unique creation and keepsake.
This rug perfectly fills out my living room. I couldn't be happier with this choice-- it fills my home with beauty.
Alia is such a special person & as a bonus has some of the most beautiful fair-traded Moroccan rugs I've ever seen. Each rug has a personal history and are each identified in a particular region of Morocco, which is fun to trace back (if you're into that!). Although prices might seem high, these are one of a kind, hand-made, unique/original statement pieces that will last a lifetime+ if treated with care. My rug pulls together my living room so nicely and I always get asked where I got my rug from. Thank YOU, Alia!
Thank you for providing good service! Your prompt reply to my request and action for delivery is appreciated. The rug arrived in time and your recommendation for the appropriate pad, for our environment, worked out perfect for installation!
After years of traveling throughout Morocco on buying trips, Alia launched Kantara Tours in 2019. It's full service, so when it comes to travel to Morocco, we've got you covered. We offer a 12-day signature tour, custom travel itineraries, buying trips for designers, or free resources on our blog.About Kantara Tours