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The Berber rug

The Berber carpet, an emblematic piece of Moroccan craftsmanship, is an art object in its own right.

Totally handcrafted using know-how and a weaving technique, it has become over time an iconic piece of our interiors.

The Berber carpet or particularly the Beni Ouarain carpet is made by a confederation of seventeen Berber tribes living in the mountainous regions of the Middle Atlas of Morocco.

Beni Ouarain rugs, Azilal rugs, Mrirt rugs, Boucherouite rugs, Zanafi rugs...all have their own design and particularity. Sometimes very colorful or on the contrary patinated, each Berber carpet that we offer is an authentic, unique and high quality piece.

The making of the Berber carpet requires real mastery of the loom and perfect knowledge of the raw material: sheep's wool which, after being carded using a metal comb, is transformed into a ball of threads then dyed by adding natural colors .

Berber weavers tell a part of their culture, their life, their history, through this work which can take up to 8 weeks to make for a single Berber rug.

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How to clean your Berber carpet?



Un  Berber carpet   is above all a precious object that deserves regular maintenance. It is therefore essential to maintain it in order to keep it in its original appearance for as long as possible.

Indeed, regular cleaning allows you to "reinflate" your carpet, to reshape the fibers in order to make them fluffier and more flexible.

Please note that during the first two months, it is normal for your carpet to lose its excess wool in the form of fluff. Just vacuum them without rubbing.


Once a year, depending on the volume of traffic, the carpet should be thoroughly cleaned.

We recommend hiring a professional, however you can wash it yourself : 

  • Dry shampoo: cleaning is done by sprinkling with a powder shampoo, followed by vacuuming after penetration of the product.

  • Wet shampoo: Dilute the product as little as possible. Do not soak the carpet. Using a shampooer, distribute the cleaning product to which vinegar may have been added, insisting on the most soiled parts. Leave to dry, avoiding any passage. Thoroughly vacuum

Finally, it is important not to wait until you stain a carpet to clean it. So remember to remove the dust from the carpet fairly regularly by taking it out on your balcony in the sun for a few hours regularly.


  Indeed, you can  clean your carpet  using a vacuum cleaner, however, you must be careful to pass it velvet.

To do this, run your hand over the carpet, if it slips you are in the right direction, if the touch is rough you are in the opposite direction. 

In addition, you must put your vacuum cleaner on low power and use an appropriate nozzle (without brush).

Avoid going back and forth so as not to damage the wicks of the carpet. 


  Above all, it is important to intervene immediately in order to absorb the liquids as quickly as possible to avoid anchoring the stain in the woolly fibres.

  Next, we have drawn up a list of advice for several types of stains, however if the stains persist, you will need to call on the services of a professional:

Beer or alcohol stains
After blotting up the liquid, rub the stain with water to which alcohol vinegar has been added.

Honey stains
Sponge with lukewarm water plus a cloth.

Mud stains
You have to wait for these stains to dry. Then brush or vacuum the stained area. If stains remain, rub with a cloth soaked in vinegar water (1 tablespoon for 1 liter of water). Rinse with clear water then sponge with a clean cloth.

candle stains
Remove the excess with a spatula then apply a blotter or paper towel to the stained area and pass a hot iron over it. The rest of the stain will be removed with benzine. Warm white spirit vinegar also works well.

chewing gum stains
First, you have to harden the chewing gum by passing a plastic bag filled with ice cubes over it. Secondly, once the chewing gum has hardened by the cold, the pieces are removed with the fingernails or a knife. If you have not succeeded in removing everything, you must dip a toothbrush in rubbing alcohol and then rub vigorously. You can also dissolve the chewing gum by rubbing it gently with a cloth moistened with acetone

Oil stains
Carbon tetrachloride plus rag. Then if necessary shampoo plus vinegar plus water.

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