[AD] As we move towards autumn, it’s time to think about ways to make your home cosier and what better way than adding artisan made Moroccan rugs to your floor. Rugs are one of those practical and decorative home accessories that never go out of fashion. They’re useful for adding an extra layer of warmth to your floor, especially in areas where you have wooden, tiled or laminate flooring which can be cold underfoot in the chillier months of the year.
Rugs can be used to effectively create zones in open plan homes too, such as to signify the living area as distinct from the dining area where there are no other clear lines. Plus, they are a very useful part of decorating a home, as the style and colour of rugs can help bring together an interior design scheme.
Artisan made Moroccan rugs help fulfil all these interior needs and more whilst also bringing with them their ethically sourced nature – an aspect that is important to many people.
Harfi is a company that specialises in working with artisans in developing countries. Rather aptly, the name ‘Harfi’ means ‘artisan’ in Arabic. They’ve formed partnerships with co-operatives to discover high quality artisan made Moroccan rugs that they bring to the UK. Their range of traditionally produced Moroccan rugs and Berber rugs are handcrafted by Berber artisans based in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco.
All the products they sell are high quality and you can buy a rug knowing that you’re purchasing an authentic item that has been lovingly made with care and attention.
The Beni Ourain rug, for example, is a lovely example of an authentic, handwoven Moroccan Berber rug. It’s handmade by women using ancient weaving methods that have been handed down to them from older generations and the end result is a thick pile rug that is beautifully soft.
In fact, the Beni Ourain Berber rug has become hugely popular in interior design in recent years – it’s a style that is timelessly classic and fits in effortlessly with modern interiors.
Likewise, the Youness Berber rug, which is made from off-white wool with dark geometric lines, is a style and colour palette that fits will with a range of interior décor schemes.
If you like a spot (!) of colour in your rug design, then the Zakaria rug features a neutral colour palette of cream and pink, with a lovely knotted fringed edge.
Other artisan made ethical home products
If you love all things artisan made and ethically sourced, then you don’t have to stop at rugs. Harfi also sell a range of other gorgeous homeware products that are sourced from around the world and which can be used to enhance and decorate your home. The products include beautifully made storage baskets (we love these!), cosy throws, organic cotton towels and unusual mirrors and hooks.
When you buy any of the products you can be sure that you’re buying handmade items by talented artisans in developing countries and are supporting and celebrating their valued work. Discover more about the beautiful, ethical and handmade products at www.harfi.co.uk.
Thinking of buying a new rug? Check out our post on the top five tips for buying a rug.
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