About Us

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Our story goes back to 2009 when we began exploring the markets of Marrakech and discovered the many beautiful and unique handcrafted items on display there.   We now offer a mix of both vintage and new homewares,  but we are mostly about Berber rugs……and that’s where our passion lies,  the more quirky and colourful the better!  We work very closely with a local family who have been trading in these rugs for many years.  They know us very well and are constantly looking out for new and interesting pieces for us.  If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  We will always do our best to source individual clients’ requirements.  We have a large stock of both vintage and contemporary rugs available on the ground in Marrakech, some of which are listed on our website.  As stock moves and changes fairly quickly, please contact us to double check availability before making your purchase.

For eBay fans, we also have an eBay store, selling a small selection of our products http://stores.ebay.co.uk/MARBLE-AND-MINT and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all our latest news.

Look forward to hearing from you!

MARTINA PERRY

info@marbleandmint.co.uk

0044 (0)7746 727536


 

A bit more about Moroccan rugs

11870673_10153678438506282_389735369475322814_nRugs have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco for centuries. Each tribe has its own style of weaving and each style is named after the region from which the tribe originates.
Rugs were traditionally woven for their utility rather than decorative purposes, and used as bed coverings or sleeping mats. The nomadic tribes made lighter carpets to make them easy to transport. They have always been woven for the most part, by women, using design elements from their own personal experience, relating to birth, rural life, beliefs and spirituality. Other designs include talisman symbols, characters from the old Berber alphabet and geometric patterns. Moroccan rugs are beautiful works of ‘folk art’ made by untrained people in isolated locations.

Some are old, some are new, some in the middle, but all are much sought after all over the world by experts and laymen who are intrigued by their timeless and distinctive beauty.


Modern Beni Ouarain Rugs

With so many beautiful new Beni Ouarain productions now available in Marrakech, we’re sure that 2017 will be the year of the modern Beni. Our partner/supplier, Bazar du Sud, is one of the oldest carpet traders in Morocco, founded in 1940, and specialising in the design of tribal rugs. They work with weavers in the Anti-Atlas region, producing beautiful new pieces using the finest quality wool and traditional weaving techniques. Some are woven using traditional tribal designs, and others with unique contemporary designs. They are investment pieces, and are sure to last a lifetime and beyond. If you are in Marrakech and you would like to see their collection at first hand, please let us know, Yazid Lamdaghri and his family will be sure to give you the warmest welcome! For more details please email us at info@marbleandmint.co.uk