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 WELCOME TO OLD ORIENTAL CARPET.

We specialise in hand woven rugs, kilims, artifacts, antiques and ceramics from Central Asia and North Africa.   We have been in our adopted home of southern Spain since 1994 and have many collectors, enthusiasts and insitutions among our 650 or so customers who are spread through 37 countries.

Morocco is only a 35 minute ferry ride away and this enables us to make frequent visits to find the older and more interesting rugs and textiles.

We also appraise, value and restore most types of hand woven rugs.   You are very welcome to visit the studio.

Please visit the relevant pages on www.oldorientlcarpet.com  to see selections and never hesitate to ask any questions -- advice is free and impartial. 

Thankyou and best wishes, Lloyd Rowcroft.

                                                                              

Our sister company is Ali's Regalos Gaucin which is an authentic, fascinating  Moroccan bazar in the centre of the ancient Moorish village of Gaucin in southern Spain.   Here you will find a kaleidascope of Berber artisanal work in leather, ceramics, lamps, wood, metal and, of course, textiles  There are antiques including ceramic tiles on display.   We add fascinating style to homes with the introduction of calm, understated, Berber rugs and textiles, or by adding something like ceramics and textiles in the riotous colours used in Berber dwellings.          We work closely with Architects and Interior Designers and are currenty decorating homes in Spain, England, Switzerland and Greece.

Please see www.alisregalosgaucin.com for the whole range.  There is a mail order system and we also ship orders worldwide.    Virtually all our items are bought directly at source on very frequent visits to Morocco.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions.   Again, advice is free.      Thankyou and best wishes,  Ali Summers.

                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

VERY RARE ANTIQUE UNDERGLAZED TILE PANEL FROM THE MASTER CERMACIST AZIM CINI IN KUTAHYA, WESTERN TURKEY. SEE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE ITEMS 1 FOR DETAILS.

OLD HIGH ATLAS BERBER RUG from south of Marrakech. See MEDIUM RUGS 2 for details.

VERY LARGE OLD MIDDLE ATLAS KILIM in perfect condition. Please see KILIMS AND FLAT WEAVES 1 for details.

BREAKFAST AFGHAN STYLE, TEA AND BREAD BEFORE THE DAY AHEAD. North West Frontier buying trip, 1980s.

RECENT TRIP. COLD EARLY MORNING IN THE DUSTY MARKET SQUARE OF A MOROCAN MIDDLE ATLAS VILLAGE. The Berber dealers scour the surrounding villages for rugs and kilims and bring them to market every Monday.

I LEARNED RESTORING SKILLS FROM GENEROUS Afghan, Turkish, Persian and Berber weavers.

SULEIMAN HAJJI from Quetta was one of my teachers.

ABSOLUTE SERENITY. Decor achieved by the use of calm and understated Berber rugs and cushions. Recently finished decorative commission completed in Spain.

PART OF OUR CURRENT STOCK OF SIMPLE BUT LUXURIOUS BERBER RUGS.

THIS ANTIQUE HIGH ATLAS AZILAL CARPET completes the whole decorative balance of the room.

STEP INSIDE OUR WORLD.

CERAMIC CORNER.

EVERY TYPE OF LAMP - For walls, table tops, desks, ceiling fittings and free standing floor models.

SPIRAL STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR RUG AND KILIM GALLERY.

EVOCATIVE AND INTRUIGING NIGHT TIME.