When you try to buy a carpet from a vintage berber rugs anywere you will be told that no carpet is same as the other. But you never told why aren’t you ?

We are accustomed to ship a documented product on every sale, so we made sure every carpet has it’s story in the description.

The tradition of Berber rugs is to craft a beautiful pattern to please the eye and the soul of every customer, where the combination of the color , pattern (Zakhrafa) and texture, would give a unique style when crafted with a skillfull carpet maker (Maalama).

Motifs

Tifinagh Alphabet

If you are an observant of these symbols which are the main alphabet of the Berber community. You can see their similarity to the motifs in the Berber rugs you look for.

Also there is the different common motifs found in other places such as Lines, Zigzags, Circles, and other shapes.

Colour

The nature is an inspiration, the artisan have an anterior connection with it’s environment and it’s specifics, and it give her some insight on how color combinations comes and what sources of colors are available.

Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern.

Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern.Repeating art elements in regular or cyclical fashion to create interest, movement, and/or harmony and unity. Rhythms can be random, regular, alternating, flowing, and progressive. Classes of pattern include mosaics, lattices, spirals, meanders, waves, symmetry and fractals, among others.

Motifs

Motifs can be thought of as units of pattern. In visual arts, they are bounded areas or volumes that contain designs or any desired combination of art elements: stamps, tiles, building blocks, modules, etc. Motifs can be copied and arranged in multiple instances to create a desired effect, such as repetition, rhythm and pattern.

Different patterns in rugs

Repetition

Repeated use of a shape, color, or other art element or design in a work can help unify different parts into a whole. The repetition might be limited to only an instance or two: not enough to create a pattern or rhythm, but enough to cause a visual echo and reinforce or accent certain aspects of the work.

Rug with zigzags repetition

Rhythm

When motifs or elements are repeated, alternated, or otherwise arranged, the intervals between them or how they overlap can create rhythm and a sense of movement. In visual rhythm, design motifs become the beats. Rhythms can be broadly categorized as random, regular, alternating, flowing, and progressive

Random patterns in a Berber rug

You never know what surprise is built the next months 😉

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