FAQ - VINTAGE BERBER RUGS
Vintage Berber rugs are made with piety and love from high quality materials in a sustainable way, respecting nature. They bring stories to the space and create the perfect base for the interior. Vintage Berber rugs are made to withstand time and wear. The Berber rug is easy to keep clean, as the high-quality and untreated wool repels dirt.
Over the years, we have developed certain places where we go on our treasure hunt adventures. We do quite a random search by asking moroccan rugs here and there along the way. For the very first treasure hunt in 2013, we found only three vintage Berber rugs, we have luckily found other channels as well. Rug auctions in mountain villages and towns are one great way to find more carpets at once. Women comes to the villages to sell the rugs they make, among new and old. Markets and events of all kinds gather a lot of people and the atmosphere is in a class of its own as locals supply each other with a variety of things, trade and exchange news. The donkeys are parked side of the road in ”Donkey Park”. There are also great moments when you come across face-tattooed nomads along the way (they often have their own routes and roads they use, not highways) and you manage to find out that there is a rug they would like to sell. Nomadic women can often be a little skeptical of foreigners, but fortunately trust is often achieved and next there will be the off-road capability of our van put to a test when we go to pick up a rug from a place where there is no real road to go.
Old rugs, that have seen life, often need refurbishment, so we wash and repair rugs, which employ locals in the mountains. Some of the Berber Rugs are washed in clear mountain rivers and some are washed in the yard of houses with water from the well. Soda is perfect for washing rugs because it's ecological and also cleans and disinfects. All of our vintage rugs are thoroughly thorough, intact and clean. Rugs may show at first a fold in the middle due to being packed. However, the fold leaves in use.