What is an Azilal rug?
Azilal is also a Berber rug that can be made either from raw sheep’s wool mixed with cotton or created mainly from cotton. They are horizontally woven with a grid and a line of knots, which make them easily recognizable.
How to wash a small rug?
If your rug is small enough, it can be thrown in your washing machine. Use a cold setting on a delicate cycle, and let it air-dry. However, if your rug is too big for the machine, you can deep-clean it by hand. We recommend doing this on a sunny day because you will need to bring it outside to wash and dry it.
Where are Azilal rugs made?
Moroccan Azilal rugs are a type of Berber rug from the provincial capital of central Morocco in the High Atlas Mountains about 180 km from Marrakech. They are made from pure sheep wool mixed with cotton and horizontally woven using a gridded line of knots.
How much should I pay for a Moroccan rug?
A small rug may only cost you 750-1000 dirham. However an average price ranges in the 3500-6000 dirham range. An older vintage Berber rug or larger sized rugs can range from 10,000-25,000 dirham and more.
Can I pressure wash a rug?
Since most rugs are not small enough to put into your washing machine and dryer, using a pressure washer is a great option to do it yourself. Regular vacuuming can help keep your rugs looking good longer between cleanings but most vacuums struggle to get the dirt deep within the pile of the rug.
Can you put a 5×7 rug in the washer?
Yes, kinda. Technically. According to Good Housekeeping, rugs that are made of cotton or synthetic fibers—even those with a rubber, no-slip backing—can go in the washing machine. Better Homes & Gardens notes that you can wash small braided or woven rugs in the machine was well.
What is a Boujad rug?
Boujad pile-woven tribal rugs hailing from the Haouz region in Morocco. Not overly formal, these Berber rugs are truly artistic. Predominantly red, orange and pink, they feature complex geometric patterns of squares and diamonds, idiosyncratic shapes according to the whim of the weaver.
How much are rugs in Morocco?
A small rug may only cost you 750-1000 dirham. However an average price ranges in the 3500-6000 dirham range. An older vintage Berber rug or larger sized rugs can range from 10,000-25,000 dirham and more. Buying a rug is not “cheap” but it is MUCH cheaper than buying it outside Morocco.
Why are Moroccan rugs so expensive?
The Knot density The value of the Moroccan rug is determined by different factors. One of the most common is the knot density. The number of knots per unit area is directly proportional to the quality of Moroccan carpet, Those with a higher knot count took longer to make, and will be the more valuable.