My wife and I go to Essaouira every year in December, and over the visits we have struck up a great relationship with the owner of a rug/interiors store there.
We've purchased quite a few over the years and having just brought back another three this year we have exceeded the rug capacity for our house, so one has to go.
This one is 2 metres by 2.5 metres which is a pretty good size for a big room.
We've just done our annual clean of all our rugs with a carpet cleaner, and it's in great condition.
The style is classic Berber - very on trend with the diamond pattern. I don't think the photos can do it justice - it's a lovely thick pile.
I've looked online and found this which is a similar size but doesn't look as nice https://www.citycows.co.uk/Moroccan-Berber-Rug-BER52-290cm-x-200cm/
Very happy for anyone to come have a look, we are in SE27. Tomorrow is good until mid-afternoon, otherwise after Christmas.
Close up pic
How much did you pay for it in Essaouira?
Hard to say as it was in negotiations with another rug, but it was in the region of £400 plus cost £50 to come back as an extra hold bag on the plane.
You must have a similarly good relationship with the shop that sells framed mirrors.
What price did the negotiation start at?
Nice rug btw. My kids would kill that in no time
One million dollars
Perhaps an odd question, but what colour would you call it? Is more ivory/cream than it looks in the pictures?
Sorry, off-topic, but I should very much like to hear what Essaouira is like at this time of year, or generally.
It's tricky to capture in the picture (and this was under artificial light) but I would say it's ivory is a pretty good descriptor.
I'll try and take a better photo this morning once it's a bit brighter.
It's great as it's not windy like it is in the summer. We've been to Marrakech too which is a great but very full-on. Essaouira is much slower paced and chilled but still really interesting and the people are so lovely.
Any other questions just shoot me a DM.
@sswiss this is the most accurate colour I can seem to get with my phone camera.
Would you recommend this rug for playing a game of ‘Mr. Wobbly hides his helmet’, in front of a roaring fire?
My parents really liked it so we gave it to them as an extra Christmas present.
I'll be sure to ask them.
does it shed much / at all?
My mate recently purchased a Moroccan rug:
Jeez. Don't mean to interfere with your sale but I bought this 4m x 2m beauty from a village market outside Oualidia, Morocco from a very old man sitting on the ground under a tarp! He asked for £600 I paid £60. The negotiation involved several local lads on mopeds, me and the wife had to agree to have her pic taken with the bearded guy.
Btw, Oualidia is beautiful. A lagoon overlooked by a couple of small friendly hotels. When the lagoon drains the sandbank appears and locals set up bbqs selling grilled fresh fish. It's a 3 hour taxi ride from Marakech through what resembles al qaeda training ground, but so worth it.
Ok just to be clear, this isn’t for sale any more.
Quality thread though.
I see what you did there
I like how it just loomed out of nowhere at warp speed.
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It's better to burn it.
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