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I specialize in Moroccan rugs and textiles and as I live in the southern tip of Spain, and Morocco is only a 35 minute ferry ride away, am able to share my time between the two countries.
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MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. This old carpet is from the region of Ait Ouaouzguite. The dyes include colours taken from henna, saffron and curcuma and it is in excellent condition. A similar piece with these panel designs is shown in "From Sign to Image - The Moroccan Carpet" pages 169 to 171. Reference 2078. Size 270 x 160cms, 7ft x 5ft 3ins, Euros 1,250.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. This old carpet is from the region of Ait Ouaouzguite. The dyes include colours taken from henna, saffron and curcuma and it is in excellent condition. A similar piece with these panel designs is shown in "From Sign to Image - The Moroccan Carpet" pages 169 to 171. Reference 2078. Size 270 x 160cms. Closeup

Only 13 miles separate my home in southern Spain from Morocco. It is only a 35 minute ferry to the northern city of Tangier. From there it is four wheel driving to the edge of the Sahara

Traditional kilims, cushions and pillows provide a relaxing interior. See many examples of pillow covers on Morocco "Page 6".

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS FLAT WEAVE - A very old long piece which has seven panels divided by finely embroidered borders. The shape indicates that it would line the inside of a tent and sometimes be used for seating on ceremonial occasions. It is from the Ait Youssi Berber group in the western Middle Atlas and is in excellent condition. Reference 2193. Size 440 x 92 cms. 14ft.7in. x 3ft. Euros 950.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS FLAT WEAVE - A very old long piece which has seven panels divided by finely embroidered borders. The shape indicates that it would line the inside of a tent and sometimes be used for seating on ceremonial occasions. It is from the Ait Youssi Berber group in the western Middle Atlas and is in excellent condition. Reference 2193. Size 440 x 92 cms. 14ft.7in. x 3ft. Euros 950.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS FLAT WEAVE. A magnificent old Hanbel from the Beni Mtir group of Berbers in the northern Middle Atlas near Meknes. Reference 2136. Size 429x145 cms, 14ft 1ins x 4ft 8ins, Euros 1600.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS FLAT WEAVE. A magnificent old Hanbel from the Beni Mtir group of Berbers in the northern Middle Atlas near Meknes. Ref. 2136. Size 429x145 cms. Closeup

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER RUG from the region of Mrit in the western part of the Middle Atlas. It has the full range of colours obtained from madder from the paler pinks to tan, on to all shades of red and finishing with purple. Reference 2243. Size 153 cms. x 103 cms. / 5ft. X 3ft. 5ins. Euros 850. SOLD - USA

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER RUG from the region of Mrit in the western part of the Middle Atlas. It has the full range of colours obtained from madder from the paler pinks to tan, on to all shades of red and finishing with purple. Reference 2243. Size 153 cms. x 103 cms. / 5ft. X 3ft. 5ins. Close up. SOLD - USA

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. A semi-antique carpet from the Djebel Sirooua which lies south of the High Atlas. It has fine hand spun wools and one of the dyes is from henna. Reference 2080. Size 288 x 128cms. 9ft.6in. x 4ft.3in. Euros 650.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. A semi-antique carpet from the Djebel Sirooua which lies south of the High Atlas. It has fine hand spun wools and one of the dyes is from henna. Reference 2080. Size 288 x 128cms. 9ft.6in. x 4ft.3in. Closeup

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. Early 20th century carpet from Ait Ouaouzguite in the Djebel Siroua which is the region between the High and the Anti Atlas. Some of the wool is undyed and the colours include henna, saffron and indigo. Similar pieces can be seen in "Maroc - Tapis de Tribus" page 43+, and "Carpets and Textiles of Morocco" plate 59. Reference 2071. Size 275 x 145 cms., 9ft. x 4ft.9in. Euros 1,250.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. Early 20th century carpet from Ait Ouaouzguite in the Djebel Siroua which is the region between the High and the Anti Atlas. Some of the wool is undyed and the colours include henna, saffron and indigo. Similar pieces can be seen in "Maroc - Tapis de Tribus" page 43+, and "Carpets and Textiles of Morocco" plate 59. Reference 2071. Size 275 x 145 cms., 9ft. x 4ft.9ins. Close up.

INSCRIBED BERBER WOODEN TABLETS a collection of very old wooden tablets which are inscribed on both sides which originate from Berbers in the region of Zagaro in the Anti Atlas disctrict close to the border with Algeria. In a region where paper documents are few wood is used as a base for written passages from the Koran, and sometimes to record local laws or information used in ceremonies. Similar pieces are shown on page 71 of `Splendeurs du Maroc` - Musee Royal de l`Afrique Centrale, 1998, page Reference 1896/7/8/9/1900/1. Sizes 17 to 27 cms, 7ins to 11ins, long. Euros 70 for six. SOLD - IRELAN D.

INSCRIBED BERBER WOODEN TABLETS a collection of very old wooden tablets which are inscribed on both sides which originate from Berbers in the region of Zagaro in the Anti Atlas disctrict close to the border with Algeria. In a region where paper documents are few wood is used as a base for written passages from the Koran, and sometimes to record local laws or information used in ceremonies. Similar pieces are shown on page 71 of `Splendeurs du Maroc` - Musee Royal de l`Afrique Centrale, 1998, page Reference 1896/7/8/9/1900/1. Sizes 17 to 27 cms. long. CLOSE UP. SOLD - IRELAND.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CARPET from the region of Marmoucher. It has a long pile of hand spun lustrous undyed wools and features many Berber designs and motifs in the field. It is in perfect condition. Reference 2160. Size 286 x 190cms, 9ft 5ins x 6ft 3ins, Euros 1,950. SOLD - USA.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CARPET from the region of Marmoucher. It has a long pile of hand spun lustrous undyed wools and features many Berber designs and motifs in the field. It is in perfect condition. Reference 2160. Size 286 x 190cms. Euros 1,950. CLOSE UP. SOLD - USA.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CARPET. Piled examples such as this from the Ait Sgougou group from the Central Middle Atlas are uncommon. The piece is in excellent condition and the length of pile indicates that it could have been used for warmth as a sleeping rug. Reference 2125. Size 278 x 150, 9ft 2ins x 5ft, Euros 1250.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CARPET. Piled examples such as this from the Ait Sgougou group from the Central Middle Atlas are uncommon. The piece is in excellent condition and the length of pile indicates that it could have been used for warmth as a sleeping rug. Ref.2125. Size 278 x 150.Close up.

MOROCCAN ANTI ATLAS BERBER CARPET. The weaver has included 12 goats, 7 camels, 6 coffee pots, 4 large birds and 3 chickens, as well as an inscription in the field of this rare old piece. Berber fertility symbols are also featured and make up the designs in the 4 borders. It is from the Berber Zenaga group who live between the Anti Atlas and the Sahara desert. The dyes include shades of henna and curcuma. A similar piece is featured as Plate 71 in "Carpets and Textiles of Morocco" by Pickering, Yohe et al. Reference 2072. Size 300 x 145cms. 10ft. x 4ft.9in. Euros 2,200. SOLD - GERMANY.

MOROCCAN ANTI ATLAS BERBER CARPET. The weaver has included 12 goats, 7 camels, 6 coffee pots, 4 large birds and 3 chickens, as well as an inscription in the field of this rare old piece. Berber fertility symbols are also featured and make up the designs in the 4 borders. It is from the Berber Zenaga group who live between the Anti Atlas and the Sahara desert. The dyes include shades of henna and curcuma. A similar piece is featured as Plate 71 in "Carpets and Textiles of Morocco" by Pickering, Yohe et al. Reference 2072. Size 300 x 145cms. 10ft. x 4ft.9in.Euros 2,200. CLOSE UP. SOLD - GERMANY.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CAPE. A finely woven example from the region of the village of Imilchil. These capes, or "handiras", are worn by women, especially during the annual wedding festival which takes place in September. Authentic capes are partly oval in shape.. Reference 2147. Size approx.176 x 135cms. 5ft.9in. x 4ft.5in. Euros 285. PHOTOGRAPHS OF WEDDING FESTIVALS ARE ON MOROCCO PAGE 5.

MOROCCAN BERBER MIDDLE ATLAS CAPE. These capes, or "handiras", are worn by women, especially during the annual wedding festival which takes place in September. Authentic capes are partly oval in shape. This cape comes with this Berber antique, part silver fibular or brooch which would have been used to close the cape when worn.

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS CUSHION/PILLOW COVER the tribes of the Middle Atlas weave many artifacts to furnish their dwellings and tents and this is an example of a double sided cushion for day time use and pillow cover for night. It is woven in one long piece and normally is folded over for the sides to be stitched. It is probably from the Beni Sadden group in the eastern Middle Atlas range, east of the city of Fez. A rug with virtually identical colouring and characteristics is shown in "Maroc Tapis de Tribus", page 49. Reference 1926. Size 147 x 42cms. Euros 325. SOLD - FRANCE.

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS CUSHION/PILLOW COVER the tribes of the Middle Atlas weave many artifacts to furnish their dwellings and tents and this is an example of a double sided cushion for day time use and pillow cover for night. It is woven in one long piece and normally is folded over for the sides to be stitched. It is probably from the Beni Sadden group in the eastern Middle Atlas range, east of the city of Fez. A rug with virtually identical colouring and characteristics is shown in "Maroc Tapis de Tribus", page 49. Reference 1926. Size 147 x 42cms. Closeup SOLD - FRANCE.

BERBER JEWELLERY BELT jewellery plays an important part in Berber life, both for every day and for ceremonial use. This belt, which originates from the High Atlas, is decorated with glass beads, shells and has a centre of turquoise stones. The integral original tying cords are intact and each has a decorative shell finish. See `Splendeurs du Maroc` - Musee Royal de l`Afrique Centrale, 1998, page 272. Reference 1908. Size central field 10cms, 4ins, high and width when opened 138cms, 4ft 7ins, Euros 85

BERBER JEWELLERY BELT jewellery plays an important part in Berber life, both for every day and for ceremonial use. This belt, which originates from the High Atlas, is decorated with glass beads, shells and has a centre of turquoise stones. The integral original tying cords are intact and each has a decorative shell finish. Reference 1908. Size central field 10cms. high width when opened 138cms. Euros 85

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS DOUBLE SADDLE BAG from the region of Zeymour. The bag itself has a very fine embroidered design on both panels and has been further embellished by extensive use of metal sequins. See `Splendeurs du Maroc` - Musee Royal de l`Afrique Centrale, 1998, page 148. Reference 2012. Size 104 x 37cms, 3ft 5ins x 1ft 3ins, Euros 285.

OLD MOROCCAN COPPER KETTLE. More wealty houses and bath houses use kettles such as this to supply a constant supply of hot water for bathing. This is an early 20th century example from the workshops of "Hazaz Freres" and their makers' stamp is engraved on the outside of the lid and also the inside below the decorative brass knob. Reference 2062. Size 35cms. high. Euros 95. SOLD - NORWAY.

REVERSE OF LEFT/ MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER DOUBLE SIDED PILLOW / CUSHION . It is very rare to find a complete piled double sided pillow. It is one piece folded over and joined with an opening along one edge to allow for filling. It is from the region of Talsint, at the north east end of the High Atlas. Reference 2011 Size 104 x 41cms. 3ft.5in. x 1ft.4in. Euros 275. Reverse.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER DOUBLE SIDED PILLOW / CUSHION . It is very rare to find a complete piled double sided pillow. It is one piece folded over and joined with an opening along one edge to allow for filling. It is from the region of Talsint, at the north east end of the High Atlas. Reference 2011 Size 104 x 41cms. 3ft.5in. x 1ft.4in. Euros 275.

Vats of dye in the city of Fez.

This is where I buy wool for my restoration studio

REVERSE <--. MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS STORAGE BAG. An exceptional and fine early 20th Century bag from Zeymour which is on the northern edge of the Middle Atlas between Rabat and Meknes. The base Kilim is very finely woven and the designs and embellishments are most intricate. The back is equally good. Ref. 2128. Size 107 x 43 cms. Euros 260

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS STORAGE BAG. An exceptional and fine early 20th Century bag from Zeymour which is on the northern edge of the Middle Atlas between Rabat and Meknes. The base Kilim is very finely woven and the designs and embellishments are most intricate. The back is equally good. Ref. 2128. Size 107 x 43 cms, 3ft 6ins x 1ft 5ins, Euros 260

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. An old piece from the region of Azilal woven with lustrous undyed wools. It depicts a man driving a camel and the date 1958 appears in the bottom border alongside several Berber motifs. Reference 2167. Size 286 x 186cms. Euros 1,950. CLOSE UP. SOLD - USA.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER CARPET. An old piece from the region of Azilal woven with lustrous undyed wools. It depicts a man driving a camel and the date 1958 appears in the bottom border alongside several Berber motifs. Reference 2167. Size 286 x 186cms. Euros 1,950. SOLD - USA.

Road Sign. Edge of the Sahara, southern Morocco.

TUAREG LEATHER STORAGE BAG most Tuareg leather bags are made of pieces of leather sewn together. However, there are rare examples such as this which are made from one complete sheepskin. The narrow opening is by the neck and this may indicate that it was used specifically to store dried food or grain because the narrowness of the neck would facilitate pouring and also occlude the air. rts and Crafts of Morocco` page 110 show similar pieces. Reference 1954. 102 x 30cms, 3ft 4ins x 1ft, Euros 60. SOLD - USA.