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Kantara Rug Reviews

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Beautiful rug

I was eyeing a rug posted on instagram and when I expressed interest I received additional detailed photos which was very helpful. I purchased it sight unseen and it’s beautiful. It also arrived very quickly. Thank you!

Hi Shannon,

Yeehaw! It was my pleasure :) I'm glad to hear you had a smooth and streamlined process between Instagram, the website, and shipping & delivery.

x, Alia

Love my Kantara Rug!

Alia was a pleasure to work with. Everything went smoothly- from the initial consultation to the shipping and delivery. The rug is gorgeous, unique, and well-crafted. I feel good about supporting gifted artisans working in their independent, self-run businesses.

Shawn, I'm glad to hear you were pleased with the consult, shipping, delivery, and craftsmanship of the rug! This one, specifically, was a labor of love, from when I first designed it and worked with the artisans to get just the right colors for it. I hope this rug brings you endless amounts of enjoyment!

cheers,
Alia

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ZINEB - Yellow Moroccan throw rug
C. Klibowitz (Long Beach, CA)
Amazing

Everything about the rug was even better than expected. Thank you Alia for the amazing service, and wonderful stuff!

Chris, I'm so glad you liked your Akhanif rug! It's so rare to find one with that coloring and I'm glad it's found a good home with you!
Alia

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AJDA - Plush purple high pile Moroccan area rug
Marsha Bergeron (Charlton, MA)
Amazingly beautiful!

We received our custom Kharita style rug several weeks ago and right away put the pad down and then the rug and were absolutely astounded as it was more beautiful than we had imagined!
It was for my husband’s office and now he loves his personal space. The rug pulled the whole room together.
Alia is a gem to work with and to travel with on tours. We can’t say enough wonderful things about how accommodating she was to work with and I’m not easy... Thank you so much for our beautiful rug that also brings back lovely memories of our trip to Morocco.

Dear Marsha,

Thanks for joining us on the journey to custom order your rug. I'm glad the process was streamlined for you and the result was even more stunning than what you had imagined when you first began! That's our #1 goal!

It looks so lovely in your space-- thank you again for sharing photos of it. Hopefully you'll get to travel again soon and in the meantime, let the rug transport you back to Morocco (virtually) once more!

All my best,
Alia

Gorgeous rug!

We are IN LOVE with this beautiful white, pink, and yellow rug. It perfectly pulls together our daughter's playroom. Everything we have purchased from Kantara has been gorgeous and of superior quality, and I will continue to come back here for my home decor needs.

THANK YOU, Hunter!! And thank you for sending along the photos. I love seeing where the rugs end up, and your daughter's polar bear stuffed animal on the rug was the crème de la crème!

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HALIMA - Off white azilal style rug
Theresa Wrobel (Trenton, NJ)
The rug is perfect

The quality and unique style of my new Halima rug is perfect, and knowing that there is a story behind its creation is all the better. Plus, the order process was smooth and problem free.

Theresa, I'm glad to hear this piece arrived to you quickly and seamlessly. And thank you for sending a photo of the final mise-en-place! You weren't kidding. The rug fit the space like a glove, making it all the more cozier.

Beautiful rug - amazing service!

I purchased a really beautiful rug from Kantara for an office space. Really great service - Alia is great and has beautiful collection! Really recommend.

Bertie, so glad you like this rug! It's such a unique one with vintage fade and checkerboard pattern. Thanks for swinging by The Rug Shop
x, Alia

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CLAUDIA - Ebb + Flow Moroccan Rug
joni from BK (Brooklyn, NY)
Gorgeous carpet

This handmade carpet and contemporary design are just so beautiful 🤩

Thanks Joni! I'm glad you like this rug -- it's a real gem and I loved collaborating with Claudia Pearson on this one to breathe life into her paintings!
x, Alia

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Colorful Moroccan Wedding Blanket Pillow
Hunter McCorkel (Philadelphia, PA)
Gorgeous pillows

I recently purchased two pillows from Kantara and they are gorgeous! They are beautifully designed and expertly sewn, and they really pull together my living room. I will definitely be looking to Kantara for future home decoration needs.

Thanks for being such a long-time supporter, Hunter! I love that you have various rugs and pillows from Kantara throughout your home, bringing you and your fam lots of comfort and joy :)
x, Alia

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MOUNIR - Akhanif runner in blue and red
C Rodney Barnhart (Pasadena, CA)
Very pleased with my purchase.

Great looking. Unique. Perfect for our location.
Service was exceptional. Anticipate purchasing more in the near future.

Hi Rod,

It was a pleasure to meet you and lovely chatting about Morocco and rugs. I'm glad you found a good place in your home for this little rug!

all my best,
Alia

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BIA - High Atlas modern Glaoui Moroccan rug
Robin Weaver (Washington, DC)
Such A Treat !

I was fortunate to participate in a webinar with Alia about her work Amazigh (Berber) women weavers. I was enthralled, looked at the Kantara website and found a perfect runner for my kitchen floor. It is a beautiful weave and the colors are all natural vegetable dyes. THANK YOU.

Hi Robin,
I'm so glad you got a chance to listen in on the Smithsonian lecture! I love the runner that you nabbed -- it's a great example of how a traditional rug style mixes with new design and I love that it's made with turmeric, madder root, and other natural dyes!
All my best, Alia

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ZOULAYA - Moroccan grey kharita
Salvatore Schiavone (Miami, FL)
Exceptional Experience

After viewing an outstanding presentation about Moroccan Rug Weaving presented by Alia Kate, courtesy of the Smithsonian, I decided to look further into obtaining a Moroccan rug and, much to my delight, I was able to purchase one from Kantara. Not only was there a huge selection but the prices fit all budgets. I place my order and received my rug within days. The craftsmanship is top notch and I am so pleased with the design and the quality of the rug. Accolades for Alia Kate and her team at Kantara.

Salvatore, I'm so glad you were able to tune into the Smithsonian lecture and that this rug arrived with such serendipitous timing! All my best, Alia

Amazing rug!

The rug is absolutely beautiful and it arrived extremely quickly. Great store! Will definitely buy again.

Francisca,

So glad the rug was a hit -- that was the star of the new collection! Looking forward to working with you again in the future :)

Alia

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AMIR - Traditional Moroccan Glaoui rug
Brenda Shears (Santa Fe, NM)
Almost as good as buying in person!

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.

Brenda,

I loved seeing all of the rugs that you picked up along your travels-- each one had such a special story attached to it, so thank you for sharing!

All my best,
Alia

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FLECAS - Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug
Cat Wolner (Tucson, AZ)
Beautiful rug with distinctive details

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!

Cat,

That makes me so happy! I love that the rug holds up with Zoom meetings in the age of Covid... And, YES, 100%-- the colorful green/teal details in the fringe are one of my favorite features of this particular rug! Enjoy :)

x,
Alia

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TARIQ - Art deco Moroccan rug
Robert A Wagner (Ojai, CA)
Wonderful Rug

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

Rob and Carolyn,

Thank you for being such loyal Kantara customers, but most importantly, thank you for sharing in my curiosity, enthusiasm, and awe for these rugs! I love that all of these unique works of art have found a special place in your home. I hope you enjoy these treasures of Moroccan rugs for many years to come!

Alia

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FAISAL - Modern Art Glaoui Rug
Theresa Wrobel (Park City, UT)
Rug review

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.

Theresa,

This Moroccan rug is such a work of art and wherever you place it -- on the wall or on the floor -- will undoubtedly radiate its beauty and showcase its one-of-a-kind craftsmanship.

x,
Alia

delighted

This rug perfectly fills out my living room. I couldn't be happier with this choice-- it fills my home with beauty.

K-Sue,

Thanks for your review and I'm so glad this rug has found a home with you and brings you such joy :)

x,
Alia

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TAZ - Ait Ouaouzguite low pile Moroccan Map rug
Emily Warburton (Los Angeles, CA)
MY FAVORITE RUG EVER!!

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!

Emily,

I'm so excited to hear that this rug has found a special place in your living room. I hope you get many more years of enjoyment out of it. And in the short term, I hope the patterns in this Kharita 'map' rug inspire you to explore far and wide on your upcoming trip to Morocco!

x,
Alia

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TUTTI - square Moroccan flatweave rug
Sari Anduze (Orlando, FL)

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!

Sari,

I'm so glad to hear the rug worked out and the rug pads are everything you hoped them to be. This is especially true as we are all adjusting to this new quarantine life in lockdown and it makes me happy to think that this rug adds a little extra color and coziness to your home!

Alia