Tips On Getting A Moroccan Rug For Your Home

Ethnic accents are now popular in home design. Many designs have started incorporating furnitures and home accessories of ethnic origin in their works as it adds warmth to the overall feel of the home and makes it more inviting. One of the most commonly used pieces for such purposes are Moroccan rugs.

Moroccan rugs are the weaves of fabric made by various Moroccan Berber tribes. These are handmade and all natural, each carrying a style of their own usually heavily influenced by the tribe or regional origin. Depending on the size and its complexity, one rug can take around 10 days to 6 months to make. The attention to detail that is brought in making these rugs make it a highly valuable ethnic design piece for any home.

If you’re planning on getting a Moroccan rug for your house, these are some things you need to keep in mind:

Don’t be afraid to bargain

Getting an authentic Moroccan rug often means purchasing it from where it originates, in different regions in Morocco. Moroccan rugs sold at marketplaces around the region tend to be quite costly, even the simple ones. This is because salesmen know that buyers will eventually ask for a bargain and the price will be dropped down for them to make a sale. In buying Moroccan rugs, never accept the first price that the salesperson will offer you. Do not be afraid to bargain and offer lower prices because chances are, the sellers are already prepared for it.

Select your Moroccan rug carefully

Moroccan rugs come in various colors, styles and designs, depending on where it was made or who made it. Before going on a market for Moroccan rug shopping, make sure you already have a design, style, and color in mind to guide. Go in blindly and you will be overwhelmed by the vast variety of Moroccan rug designs that you may end up not being able to buy anything at all.


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.

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