Back in March I blogged about my Moroccan souvenirs and mentioned that we have brought back two Berber rugs but I couldn't post a picture of them since they were in a shop being framed. It took almost two months to get them back, which seems a long time, but considering the amount of work involved, it was worth the wait.
It took us about two weeks to decide where to hang the framed rugs. The great room in our home has three transom windows facing south and during the fall and winter months, the sun shines thru them and brings a lot of light directly to the walls and floors creating some interesting patterns. We didn't want to hang the rugs on a wall subject to a lot of light for fear that in time the beautiful colors would start fading.
After considering all the possible locations, we settled for the only place in our home where there are no windows: the wall of the foyer. We hung them on each side of the entry door.
We bought the rugs from Mohamed, who is part owner of Coin Berbère, a shop in the medina in Fez. The rugs are embellished with geometric motifs, composed of lozenges and saw-tooth lines. Yellow bands run along the edges, decorated with diamonds.
It gives me so much pleasure to glance everyday at the rugs turned artwork, with their rich, natural dye colors and warm tones. They are a daily reminder of our wonderful trip to a land scented by mint and cumin.