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Browse Kantara's Spring 2020 Catalog of Moroccan Rugs

Browse Kantara's Spring 2020 Catalog of Moroccan Rugs

The newest 2020 collection of Moroccan rugs is in stock at Kantara's Los Angeles showroom.

Browse the latest rugs, which includes a wide selection of Moroccan runners, small pile rugs, and large area rugs. All rugs are handwoven by artisans throughout Morocco. For pricing and to set up a visit to Kantara's Silver Lake showroom, reach out.

Click here to view the catalog.

Kantara's Inventory of Moroccan Rugs featuring area rugs, runners, throw rugs, and more

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New Moroccan Rugs in Los Angeles - Spring 2020

New Moroccan Rugs in Los Angeles - Spring 2020

I'm bringing these beauties back from a recent trip to Morocco. The first half of the trip was touring with Smithsonian Journeys as their Morocco expert; the second half of the trip was leading a private tour as a fixer for Mikael Kennedy who was on assignment. In between I managed to sneak away and pick some new Moroccan rugs for my growing (!) collection in Los Angeles.

There are a variety of rugs in this batch. Some of the ones that stand out are the kharita "map" rugs that are from the south-eastern part of Morocco. These kharita rugs that I picked up are flat-weave kilims on a grey background that is made from carding together the black and white sheep's wool. These kilims are further embellished with delicate patterns and designs woven and embroidered on top of them.

 From this same region, there's a style of weaving called "Zanafi" that traditionally only appeared as a wide band that ran laterally throughout the Glaoui rugs. Now you can see full rugs made with the zanafi black and white twining. There are a few smaller pieces in this batch that I hold up and are double faced. I have a few more coming in the next batch. Stay tuned... 

 

 

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View Kantara's Fall 2019 collection of Moroccan Rugs

View Kantara's Fall 2019 collection of Moroccan Rugs

The newest collection of Moroccan rugs is in stock at Kantara's Los Angeles showroom.

Browse the latest rugs, which includes a wide selection of Moroccan runners, small pile rugs, and large area rugs. All rugs are handwoven and most are made from wool. For pricing and to set up a visit to Kantara's Silver Lake showroom, reach out!

Browse Moroccan rugs in Kantara's collection as of November 2019 or click here to download the catalog.

 

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The newest Moroccan rugs in Los Angeles - Fall 2019

The newest Moroccan rugs in Los Angeles - Fall 2019

I just got back from a month in Morocco in June. I was mostly there to set up my new Morocco travel business, a Kantara offshoot that will be aptly called, Kantara Tours. More on this later.

No trip to Morocco is complete without picking up rugs, or 300 lbs worth of rugs! With a full docket of summer travel, the rugs almost beat me back to Los Angeles.

It took me a few days to get through all three rolls of rugs, but here they are, in all their beauty. Needless to say I've finally gotten to them -- they're all unpacked, shaken out, and ready to rumble.

The rugs aren't live online yet, but in the meantime, here's a sneak preview...

ROLL 1 OF MOROCCAN RUGS

 

ROLL 2 OF MOROCCAN RUGS

 

ROLL 3 OF MOROCCAN RUGS

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How to Custom Order Moroccan Rugs with Kantara's Artisans

How to Custom Order Moroccan Rugs with Kantara's Artisans

The Style Guide is a resource for clients and interior designers looking for Moroccan rug inspiration for residential and commercial interiors. This catalog showcases rugs from different tribal regions (Bein Ourain, Azilal, Ait Ouaouzguite, Glaoui), and rugs made from different materials and different weave structures (flat weave, high pile, low pile, or mixed).

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 to view the whole guide.

rug with style guide

We encourage clients to weigh in on the following rug specifications:

COLOR: How bright and vibrant do you want the colors? Most rugs in Morocco, including vintage rugs, were made with synthetically dyed wool or wool bought in the local souk (market). We can make rugs with vegetable dyes or natural dyes and the rugs will have an earthy, muted tone. We can also color match allowing you to choose from a full spectrum of colors.

LEAD TIME: Once the design is finalized it will take the women 6-10 weeks to weave the rugs, depending on size of the order, size of the rug, and complexity.

SIZE: Rug size is determined by loom size, which is informed by the size of the largest wall in the weaver's home or the weaving cooperative. Kantara partners with artisans that can weave up to 15 feet in width and to unlimited lengths. 

PRICING: per square foot. Reach out for a consult and quote.

BENI QURAIn style rug

 

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Return to Tamazgha video

Return to Tamazgha video

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Film by Alia Kate

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The art of weaving in Morocco is one that is championed by women living in the mostly rural areas of Morocco's Middle and High Atlas region. This short documentary tone poem, compiled on a recent buying trip to Morocco, chronicles the process of weaving from start to finish, highlighting artisan groups that Kantara has worked with for many years.

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