Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK18

Berber carpet as a stylish home accessory

The Berber carpet is undoubtedly one of the hottest interior trends and for many is already considered a carpet classic.

Berber carpets have a long tradition

The Berber carpet has its origins in the very north of the African continent: in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The Berber tribes, living as nomads, wove and knotted these robust wool carpets here generations ago. Their name is therefore derived from this ethnic group, who created this type of carpet. Originally, these carpets were woven by hand. Knotting as a manufacturing technique prevailed only in the 20th century.

The carpets are made of robust, natural virgin sheep's wool, which protected the nomads from wind and cold. As blankets, underlays and also as wall hangings, these rugs served numerous purposes in the tents.

Marouk Collection, Design MK50
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK50
Marouk Collection, Design MK47
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK47
Marouk Collection, Design MK46
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK46
Marouk Collection, Design MK42
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK42
Marouk Collection, Design MK33
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK33
Marouk Collection, Design MK45
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK45
Marouk Collection, Design MK38
Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, design MK38

Symbolism and design of Berber carpets

Traditional motifs decorate the knotted work made of virgin wool: Triangles, diamonds and tribal symbols are typical of a Berber rug. These vary according to region and tribal affiliation. This allows conclusions to be drawn about the manufacturer and production region. Common to all Berber carpets is the typical asymmetrical pattern, which makes them even today a decorative home accessory.

Differences can be found in the colors. Although most of them have a wool-white base tone that contrasts with the dark motifs, there are also variants with a different color scheme depending on the region. Then yellow, red or orange tones prevail, which are made from virgin wool dyed with vegetable dyes.

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Works of art from pure new wool

A Berber carpet consists of pure, hand-knotted virgin wool in natural tones. Mostly in off-white, beige or light brown - only very rarely black variants are found - the wool is natural, so washed and combed, but usually not dyed.

The inimitable character of the rugs lies in the asymmetrical designs. Various geometric motifs blend into clear patterns, which are interrupted by decorations with various animal and tribal symbols.

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As a material for traditional Berber carpets, high pile wool fibers are used, which give the high pile carpets the characteristic, "shaggy" look. A Berber carpet made of virgin wool represents a special haptic experience and stands for genuine Berber carpet quality.

An important quality feature is the weave. Classic Berber carpets from North Africa often have only a low density of 25,000 to 50,000 knots per square meter. With rough treatment, the carpets therefore quickly lose their wool.

To avoid this problem, Mischioff has its own Berber carpets produced in Nepal. These Nepal carpets resemble the originals both visually and in terms of craftsmanship, but have significantly better product characteristics.

Image image Berber carpet Marouk Collection, Various

Berber carpets from the Swiss traditional company

The Berber carpets of the Mischioff collections are based on the North African originals in design and creation. Hand-knotted and made of high-quality virgin wool, they are in no way inferior to real Berbers. Our carpets have a smooth, low pile, which makes the carpets considerably easier to clean than their "shaggy brothers".

The careful and fine knotting of the high-quality highland wool also gives the Mischioff carpets higher stability, which the originals lack despite the craftsmanship of the Berbers. Mischioff's Berber carpets are very robust, easy to clean and durable and thus meet the highest demands.

Our collections offer the right solution for the private living area as well as for highly frequented areas in the project area. We would be happy to introduce you to our Berber carpets in more detail - discover our extensive range of decorative, hand-knotted carpets.

Rustic Berber carpet made of 100 percent virgin wool

If you are looking for a pure, natural wool carpet, you will find it at Mischioff in the Marouk Collection. A Berber rug from the Marouk design line is made of 100 percent pure new wool and has a natural look.

The model for the decorative play of shapes are the classic Berber patterns in a modern interpretation. In different basic colors, from the Berber carpet in beige, blue and gray to the Berber carpet in black, the collection offers a wide choice for different tastes.

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Highland wool from the Himalayas

The virgin wool used comes from the highlands of the Himalayas and has a very gentle and at the same time easy-care character.

The careful processing with about 93,000 knots per square meter ensures that these carpets neither fluff nor lose wool. Rather, they offer a rustic but modern look and can be integrated into a wide variety of interiors.

Popular sizes for Berber rugs

Your Mischioff Berber rug made to measure can be ordered in individual desired size. The most popular sizes include:

  • Berber carpet 160×230 centimeter
  • Berber carpet 200×200 centimeter
  • Berber carpet 200×300 centimeters
  • Berber carpet 250×250 centimeters
  • Berber carpet 300×300 centimeters
  • Berber carpet 300×400 centimeter

Contact us if you want a specific size. Convertible is also the Berber carpet in round. Before you buy a Berber carpet, you can get advice from us and sample. Depending on your wishes, you will also receive information about cleaning and price of the Berber carpet of your dreams.

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Insights into the production of our fair trade carpets

Design carpets with decorative Berber motifs

The typical asymmetrical patterns and motifs of Berber rugs are also used in the Sathi Collection. Handmade in Nepal from high-quality Himalayan highland wool, the collection plays with classic Berber motifs, some of which are worked out in silk.

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The Sathi Collection offers several variants in different color versions: beige, gray, brown, black, but also colored versions are possible. While classic Berber carpets are high pile and shaggy, these carpets have a smooth and with about ten to twelve millimeters rather low pile. This makes these exclusive design carpets much easier to maintain.

The special advantage: While a classic Berber is always a unique piece, the carpets of the Marouk and Sathi Collection can also be ordered in different sizes, so that they are suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial spaces.

Image image Berber carpet Sathi Collection, design C3484-X324

You are a furniture or carpet dealer and would like to include Mischioff Berber carpets in your assortment? We will be happy to inform you about our versatile collections! We invite you to register for our online catalog, which will give you insight into the great variety of our products.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via our contact form, by phone or at any time by e-mail.

Are you looking for a beautiful Berber carpet for your home? The purchase of handmade Mischioff carpets is possible through our numerous distribution partners. We will be happy to advise you in detail and name a dealer in your region, through which you can order and buy a Mischioff Berber carpet.

If you have any questions, we will also be happy to answer them by e-mail or telephone. We look forward to your inquiry!