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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

VERY RARE, ANTIQUE MOROCCAN PRAYER RUG Structurally this piece was woven in the Djebel Siroua region south of the High Atlas in Morocco. It has an exceptionally fine weave and is shrouded in mystery. The pile goes from bottom to top, as is the case in many genuine prayer rugs. The mosques are ornate and not the kind of building found in this region. The two human faces appear to be men in military uniform with French style caps, tunics with lapels and appear to be wearing ties. It may be that it was specially commissioned for French or Moroccan officers in the very early 20th century when that part of Morocco was under French rule. The pile is very low. The selvedges and bottom border intact and the top border has been secured and around 3 rows of knots are missing. It will make a fascinating addition to a collection perhaps as a wall hanging or table cover. Reference 2555. Size 135 x 66cms. 4ft.5in. x 2ft.2in. Euros 385.

VERY RARE, ANTIQUE MOROCCAN PRAYER RUG Structurally this piece was woven in the Djebel Siroua region south of the High Atlas in Morocco. It has an exceptionally fine weave and is shrouded in mystery. The pile goes from bottom to top, as is the case in many genuine prayer rugs. The mosques are ornate and not the kind of building found in this region. The two human faces appear to be men in military uniform with French style caps, tunics with lapels and appear to be wearing ties. It may be that it was specially commissioned for French or Moroccan officers in the very early 20th century when that part of Morocco was under French rule. The pile is very low. The selvedges and bottom border intact and the top border has been secured and around 3 rows of knots are missing. It will make a fascinating addition to a collection perhaps as a wall hanging or table cover. Reference 2555. Size 135 x 66cms. 4ft.5in. x 2ft.2in. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN BERBER WOODEN NUTCRACKERS A fascinating example of Berber artesanal woodwork. Both arms are of hand carved cedar wood and are joined with a wooden dowel. They are probably from the Rabat region and would have been used in a wealthy household. Reference 2595. Size 21cms. long. Euros 110.

TUAREG WOODEN ARTIFACT which although found in southern Morocco had arrived from Mauritania. It is hand carved from one piece of wood and the elegant handle indicates that it would have used as a ladle or a measure. The outside of the bowl has finely carved designs. Reference 2594. Size 20cms. 8in. long. Euros 90.

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.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER RUG A gifted weaver has created an almost 3 dimensional look by contrasting central medallions of deep charcoal with lustrous undyed white wool in the field. There is minor use of a very light apricot highlight. This rug is from the region of Azilal in the foothills of the High Atlas, east of Marrakech. Reference 2553. Size 227 x 142cms. 7ft.5in. x 4ft.8in. Euros 1,150.

MOROCCAN HIGH ATLAS BERBER RUG A gifted weaver has created an almost 3 dimensional look by contrasting central medallions of deep charcoal with lustrous undyed white wool in the field. There is minor use of a very light apricot highlight. This rug is from the region of Azilal in the foothills of the High Atlas, east of Marrakech. CLOSE UP.

MOROCCAN HAND MADE SHOES The degree of sophistication of hand made shoes in Morocco is extensive and ranges from very basic ones made from esparta, or dried grass, to pairs such as these. They were hand made by a Jewish craftsman in Marrakech with layers of camel leather providing the sole and much finer camel leather used for the lining and upper part. The design is hand stitched and consists large of silk covered very fine metal thread. The maker's stamp is in each heel portion. Fine pieces like this would have been made for very wealthy people. In the text book "Splendeurs du Maroc" various hand made shoes are shown as plates 247 and 248. Reference 2586. Size 27cms. 11in. long. Euros 110.

MOROCCAN HAND MADE SHOES The degree of sophistication of hand made shoes in Morocco is extensive and ranges from very basic ones made from esparta, or dried grass, to pairs such as these. They were hand made by a Jewish craftsman in Marrakech with layers of camel leather providing the sole and much finer camel leather used for the lining and upper part. The design is hand stitched and consists large of silk covered very fine metal thread. The maker's stamp is in each heel portion. Fine pieces like this would have been made for very wealthy people. In the text book "Splendeurs du Maroc" various hand made shoes are shown as plates 247 and 248. Reference 2586. Size 27cms. 11in. long. Euros 110.

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.

ANTIQUE BERBER WOODEN COMB. This extremely old, double ended piece probably dates from the late 19th century and is Berber work from the Anti Atlas in the deep south of Morocco. It is almost certainly cedar wood. The "waisted" shape is most unusual. Reference 2417. Size 17 x 7cms. 7 x 3ins. Euros 35.

ANTIQUE BERBER WOODEN COMB. This extremely old, double ended piece probably dates from the late 19th century and is Berber work from the Anti Atlas in the deep south of Morocco. It is almost certainly cedar wood. The "waisted" shape is most unusual. Reference 2417. Size 17 x 7cms. 7 x 3ins. REVERSE

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 BERBER RUG. A rare and fascinating rug from the Berbers of Beni Ourain in the Middle Atlas mountains. It is soft and supple with lustrous wools with undyed brown and black used for the designs. The weaver has incorporated portrayals of Berber jewellery. A small mark of henna dyed wool has been used to identify this as originating from a particular family. Reference 2447. Size 151 x 92cms. 5ft. x 3ft. Euros 540. SOLD - USA.

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER RUG. A rare and fascinating rug from the Berbers of Beni Ourain in the Middle Atlas mountains. It is soft and supple with lustrous wools with undyed brown and black used for the designs. The weaver has incorporated portrayals of Berber jewellery. A small mark of henna dyed wool has been used to identify this as originating from a particular family. Reference 2447. Size 151 x 92cms. 5ft. x 3ft. Euros 540. SOLD - USA.

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.

MOROCCAN TUAREG CEREMONIAL BELT. This originates from the deep south of the country and is a finely plaited belt, decorated with charms and embroidered in cotton and silk. The two ends are very attractive. See `Splendeurs du Maroc` - Musee Royal de l`Afrique Centrale, 1998, pages 180 and 208 for information on ropes and belts. Ref. 1950. Size 400 cms. 13ft.2in. long. Euros 120.

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

THE RUG SHOWN OPPOSITE was woven from the wools taken from the sturdy sheep of the Middle Atlas mountains and, as may be seen, there is comparatively little chestnut brown wool in the flock.

MOROCCAN MIDDLE ATLAS BERBER BENI OURAIN RUG Most Beni Ourain pieces are woven with undyed white / cream wools with highlights of charcoal, grey and occasionally light brown wools. It is most unusual to find one such as this where the light chestnut brown has been used for all the design. It is soft, supple, lustrous and in perfect condition. Reference 2565. Size 226 x 164cms. 7ft.5in. x 5ft.5in. Euros 1,350.

Road Sign. Edge of the Sahara, southern Morocco.

MOROCCAN BERBER WOODEN ARTIFACT Security - High Atlas style. This primitive hand carved wooden key with its equally primitive metal teeth would have been used to secure the door of a hut. It is an example of ingenuity and quite fascinating. I found it in the High Atlas. Reference 2589. Size 21cms. 9in. long. Euros 35.