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How to choose and use rugs. Rita Konig suggests ways to use rugs in a room and where to buy the best designs.
If you are making a trip to Marrakech, go and see Ben Rahal, who has a wonderful shop outside the Medina.
In London, Francesca Gentilli is an inspiring source of colourful vintage Moroccan designs. Kent dealer Joshua Lumley has a fine selection of old Berbers and fabulous Oushak rugs
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Two addresses in Marrakech should meet your needs: Ben Rahal (28 Rue de la Liberte; a gallery-style space in the chic Gueliz neighborhood, has some of the finest antique rugs in town, and a wide selection of fashionable beni ouarains. Prices are more along the medina lines at Mustapha Blaoui’s three-story emporium of design
Karl Fournier est tombé amoureux de Marrakech il y a 20 ans. Le designer nous livre ses adresses préférées de la ville.
La boutique Ben Rahal, Marrakech :
Les plus beaux tapis des tribus marocaines sont rassemblés dans cette boutique pour connaisseurs. Loin des attrape-touristes qui vendent des reproductions, le propriétaire des lieux se fait un plaisir de raconter l’histoire de ce kilim des années 80 ou la signification des motifs sur ce beni ouarain des années 70.
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In the Guéliz section of the new city you’ll find Ben Rahal (28 Rue de la Liberté), a shop dedicated to rugs. The small space is filled with carpets, each selected for its exceptional quality. You’ll pay a bit more, but it’s worth every penny.
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Moroccan rugs are famous around the world, and here’s where to get the best. Ben Rahal has been open for around 60 years, and has thousands of carpets, particularly a wide variety of tribal and Berber styles from regions all over Morocco, like the Middle and High Atlas.
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Ben Rahal: My favorite rug shop in Marrakesh is in the new part of the city. It’s on the pricey side, but has a truly beautiful selection. This is where I take my clients—celebrities as well as folks like me—who value quality over quantity and just want one or two really fabulous Moroccan carpets.