Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug
  • Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug
  • Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug
  • Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug
  • Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug

Moroccan Zanafi / Kilim Rug

zanafi kilim

Ref: HKZ06

The Zanafi rug is a unique hand-woven 100% wool piece. Originating in the High Atlas, the technique used by Berber women is the same as that of the Kilim. Its finer weft gives it a more contemporary look. Generally large in size, with geometric shapes reminiscent of a rhombus, it is equally at home in a hallway or your living room.

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Zanafi rugs are often made from natural colors, such as white wool and camel wool, as well as vegetable dyes for brighter hues, such as blue, red, yellow and green. The motifs on Zanafi rugs are often traditional Berber symbols, such as lozenges, triangles, zigzag lines and fertility symbols.

Zanafi rugs are popular in modern interiors for their aesthetic beauty and cultural history. Zanafi rugs are considered art pieces and are often used as wall rugs or to add a touch of color and texture to a living space. 

Berber Moroccan rugs are often made from natural wool and are characterized by geometric patterns and bright colors. Moroccan rugs are appreciated worldwide for their beauty, quality and durability. They are often used to decorate homes and living spaces. There are several styles of Moroccan carpet, each with its own distinctive patterns and colors, such as Beni Ouarain carpets, Azilal carpets and Boucherouite carpets.

Moroccan rugs are handmade by local craftsmen using traditional techniques. The manufacturing process may vary slightly from region to region and from tribe to tribe.

Here are the general steps involved in making a Moroccan carpet:

1. Material selection: Moroccan carpets are often made from sheep's or goat's wool, or plant fibers such as cotton or sisal. Craftsmen select quality materials to guarantee the rug's durability and beauty.

2. Yarn dyeing: Wool or cotton yarns are dyed in natural color baths based on plants or synthetic pigments. Traditional Moroccan carpet colors include red, blue, green, yellow and black.

3. Yarn weaving: The dyed yarns are then woven by hand on a vertical loom. Artisans use special weaving techniques to create the geometric and abstract patterns characteristic of Moroccan carpets.

4. Finishing: Once weaving is complete, artisans cut off excess threads and add bangs or other decorations to each end of the carpet.

5. Washing and drying: The carpet is then washed with water to remove dust and dirt particles, then air-dried.

6. Final finishing: Finally, the craftsmen check the rug to ensure that it is in perfect condition, making any final touch-ups if necessary.

The process of making a Moroccan rug can take weeks or months, depending on the size and complexity of the rug. It's a painstaking process that requires a great deal of patience and craftsmanship, and that's what makes each Moroccan rug unique and precious.

To care for a wool rug, here are a few steps to follow:

1. Vacuum the carpet regularly to remove dust and dirt particles. We recommend vacuuming at least once a week, or more often in high-traffic areas.

2. If the carpet is stained, clean it quickly with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid using hot water or scrubbing too hard to avoid damaging the fibers.

3. Use a carpet cleaner specially designed for wool carpets if the carpet needs a thorough cleaning. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label and test the product on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet before using it on the entire surface.

4. Avoid placing wool carpets in areas of high humidity or direct sunlight, as this can damage the fibers.

5. Rotate the carpet regularly to prevent premature wear in high-traffic areas.

By following these simple steps, you can keep your wool carpet clean and in good condition for many years.

Natural wool may contain small fibers that rise to the surface, but this will fade over time.

How to choose the right Berber rug? Are you unsure about shape and size? Whether rectangular, square, colored, ecru, plain or geometrically patterned, we're here to help! We can even make it to measure. Contact us now