Moroccan Rugs for Today's Modern Interiors
Esmaili Rugs in Dallas has an iconic Moroccan Rugs Collection including: vintage Berber, modern style, tone-on-tone, and groundbreaking color combinations. Join us as we transport your mind to the winding streets of Chefchaouen to the the souks in Marrakech with our Moroccan Rugs Collection. With Esmaili, you can shop our souk without the haggling. If you're not in the DFW Metroplex, distance is not a problem. Our one-stop Dallas rug shop offers global shipping.
Shop Vintage Moroccan Rugs & Authentic Berber Carpets
Find the perfect Moroccan carpet at Esmaili Rugs. Prominent architects and renowned interior designers love the versatility and simplicity of Moroccan rugs hence the substantial assimilation into a variety of interiors, from residential to commercial and even hospitality. Entering Esmaili Rugs showroom is an experience where everyone, from the first-time homeowner to rug connoisseur, will be greeted by a peerless collection of vintage Berber rugs and new contemporary Moroccan style rugs. Our exclusive selection is highly curated and represents the Amazigh tribes while introducing a variety of design styles.
Classic Beni Ourain Rugs for Modern Interiors
Incredibly plush and durable, Beni Ourain carpets are a design obsession. With their nomadic charm, incredible detail and texture, Beni Ourain rugs add texture and subtle graphic appeal creating a warm, relaxed space. Authentic Beni Ouarain rugs are woven by members of several Berber tribes living in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. These soft and cozy rugs are made with top-grade wool taken from sheep raised and herded by the Berbers. Since each tribe prefers certain colors, Beni Ourain rugs can often be traced back to a particular tribe. Their distinguishing characteristics usually feature tribal designs in neutral colors on a beige background.
Moroccan Rugs Tell a Story— They Are More About Berber Symbolism
Lacking a written language, ancient Berber weavers incorporated ancestral myths into their textiles using archaic images and symbols. Berber tribes living hundreds of thousands of years ago are considered by some anthropologists to represent a last pristine link to distant human origins. While living in complete isolation, Berber tribes took the time to preserve their cultural personality by weaving stories and ideas into their textiles for generation after generation. Natural dyes used in coloring wool include indigo, henna and cochineal. Berber women incorporate elements into their rugs reflecting daily life experiences, such as rural scenes, religious beliefs, birth, femininity, animals and natural flora and fauna.
Even today, we recognize and understand these images simply because they summarize all our lives: birth, death and the distinct roles of men and women in society. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rug’s motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. In Berber Culture, colors carry meaning and vary from hues of blue, red, orange, yellow and green to beige, ivory, and earth-tone.
- red symbolizes strength and protection
- blue symbolizes wisdom
- yellow represents eternity
- green stands for peace
The term “Infinite Rapport” describes traditional Berber symbolism and indicates the extension of patterns enhanced by the passion of the art that goes beyond physical borders. Berber rugs clearly reveal pattern shifts that are meant to reflect the interruption and meaning of life events. In addition, Berber women rug weavers believed their creations were inhabited by some kind of spirit, either their own or perhaps the living spirit of the wool they used. Finished rugs during this time of pure Berber culture were considered prized possessions of the family. Learn more on our Moroccan Rug Symbolism blog post.
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