I'm pretty obsessed with these Tuareg Mats, they are so earthy and powerful. Any area or room is instantly transformed into a chic strong statement. Photos below are from Fredieric Fekkai's holiday home the famous hairdresser and beauty stylist from France. They give you an idea of how these mats just about go with anything.
They are made from palm fronds and camel or goat skin. Some of the women's weavings are incredibly intricate in design. Many have ancient symbols woven into them.
Made by the Tuaregs of Mauritania and Sahara leading down to Niger and Nigeria. These mats are traditionally made by the nomads for their tents (some even have a lovely smoky smell). They are very durable and roll easy for the caravans when moving on. The Tuaregs are often called the blue men because of the Indigo they wear. The indigo acts as a sun screen and insect repellant.
At our Camp in the Sahara Desert we work with the nomads and their way of life, when deciding to visit us in our stunning dunes you can have the opportunity of learning about their culture and desert life.
Below you can see a close up of the leather weaving and small knots made.
At Moroccan Berber Carpets we have a new stock with a range of beautiful pieces - this is rare because they are now becoming hard to find, especially the vintage ones which are beautifully worn. These Tuarge mats just get better with age.
Send us an email if you would like a list of our current stock or enquire with size specifications