Just one sample is all you need to completely fall in love with its fabric and colours.
Discover why the rugs of Rabat are so highly renowned
The carpets of Rabat have a peculiar characteristic, for instead of embroidered narratives depicting epic tales – as is the case for other styles of Arab rugs – they tend to favour colourful geometric and floral patterns, traditionally known as “kubba”. The great rug souk is one of Rabat’s most popular shopping destinations due to its vast range of prices, styles and fabrics, all depending on where the craftwork actually originates. Look out for the carpets of neutral colours from the High Atlas Mountains, as well as the famed Berber craftsmanship which uses pure new wool to make typical nomad rugs. Yet not only will you come across carpets at this market, but also artisans selling material by the metre. You can pick up those classic wall tapestries, too, the kind which cover restaurants and restored riads. However, don’t forget the size and weight restrictions of your flight home. If you decide to buy any of this traditional handiwork, you might want to get some information about shipping companies first.