Design Your Own Carpets, Marrakech
I have found the most fantastic Berber carpet producer in Marrakech. This company Talamanzou produces its hand woven, pure wool rugs in contemporary and traditional designs. The production takes place in the villages about 60km outside of Marrakech on the Rte to Agadir, and gives employment to many Berber women who live in the sometimes difficult Atlas Mountain region of Morocco, this is great for them as they can work from home, and keeps these beautiful villages alive.
I went to their showroom in Sidi ghanem and met the very serious Abdou who is in charge, he showed me their fantastic selection of simple and natural toned rugs or funky, loud, coloured versions. All in the most sumptuous 100% pure wool, that your feet just melt into.
They do also have a range of the traditional Beni Orian rugs, woven patterned mats that have motifs and traditional kilims that can be used for upholstery as well as on the floor.
Many interior designer’s have already discovered Talamanzou, as they can work with you to a provide a service where you can create your own designs, they will manafacture colour co-ordinated rug’s and made to measure carpets.These carpets can be safely exported all over the world. This is the fascinating thing about living in Marrakech, it still has a huge amount of skilled crafts men and women who can produce at source exactly what you want.