Marmoucha is a tribe of the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco. Marmoucha rugs are handwoven by the tribes women, using wool from the mountain sheep. Among the higher elevations of the Middle Atlas mountains, the Marmoucha people endure heavy snowfall and extremely cold conditions. This results in a quality of wool like no other – unlike the usual thick, shaggy pile of a Marmoucha rug this rug has a tighter knotted weave creating a stronger more distinct design.
These handmade berber rugs are completely unique, all telling a story steeped in culture and superstition. These stories can be read through the symbols woven by the artisans. This rug features lozenge or diamand shapes which represent protection. Within those protective shapes are eight point stars meant to capture evil spirits, Hamsa motifs which represent the feminine and birth as well as Cross or Bird motifs which represent fortune.
380 x 163cm
Handmade vintage rugs may feature irregularities such as wonky edges, natural fading, colour variation and wear. These characteristics are considered to enhance and add to the charm of Moroccan rugs. We make every effort to accurately photograph and list each item. However, if you are unsure about your purchase, you are welcome to contact us. We would be happy to help by sending more pictures or a video. Also please note that colours may vary depending on the device you are using.