M’rirt rugs have their origin around the village of Mrirt in the highlands of the Middle Atlas Mountains. The Mrirt tribes are nomadic, roaming with their herds from pasture to pasture.
Tribal rug making was, and continues to be, an integral part of their culture, with techniques used in production passed down from generation to generation, for time immemorial, and using the fine wool from their herds and sometimes a blend with Amazing wool from New Zealand.
TRIBAL M’rit MOROCCAN RUGS
As highlanders, Mrirt rugs tend to be dense, to provide warmth in the colder months and made with a “pile and weave” technique and knotted with lined knots. Mrirt tribal rugs are usually decorated with fertility symbols, a reflection of how important the size of the herd as well as children are to the survival and prosperity of the tribe.
HAND WOVEN RUGS
The Mrirt tribes are about 200km to the west of the Beni Ourain tribes and they use similar weaving techniques, packing the wool on the vertical loom with a metal comb. which gives a fine and silky texture to the wool, which is simply divine on the foot.