Beni Ourain rug

A tale of beauty: Understanding Moroccan rugs and carpets (Part 1)

A tale of beauty: Understanding Moroccan rugs and carpets (Part 1)

As the daughter of a Persian mother, I grew up in houses filled with all sorts of high piled woolen rugs, intricately patterned silk carpets, and tightly woven antique kilims. When I was older and got married, my gift from my parents was a huge and fantastical carpet with curving arabesques and floral flourishes in lavender and black. 

I often get asked what I mean when I refer to Moroccan “pile rugs” as opposed to “flat weave rugs” and so I thought I would give you a little primer and share some carpet beauty…

Morocco: and a tale of bringing the Moroccan souk to you!


It's my birthday today!  Oui!

I wanted to celebrate this year with some Moroccan gorgeous, with some ethnic chic, with some exotic glamour.  Yes, I wanted to celebrate by bringing the Moroccan souk right to you! So for the first time ever, I'm offering free shipping (to North America and Europe) on Moroccan carpets and rugs (including Beni Ouarain) and Moroccan wedding blankets (known as handira) in Red Thread Souk.  This is a huge savings!  And the exotic beauty of these pieces is truly awe inspiring.  {Fresh stock of incredible sequined flatweaves or kilims are especially enchanting}.

Take a peek:

  Red Thread Souk carpet 1

Red Thread Souk carpet 12

Red Thread Souk carpet 7

Red Thread Souk carpet 14

Red Thread Souk carpet 3

Red Thread Souk carpet 13

Red Thread Souk carpet 11

Red Thread Souk carpet 4

Red Thread Souk carpet 10

Red Thread Souk carpet 2

Check out all my stock right here.  And take advantage of the free shipping while it lasts!

            your friend in an olive grove in Marrakesh,


PS I also offer a payment plan if there is something you love but can't afford to pay all just yet!