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Rug Shopping in Marrakech, Morocco.


I’m a wanderer, a globetrotter, a jetsetter, or simply put, I just love to travel. What I love most about traveling is that through every destination, I discover and learn something new, and bring that back home with me whether it’s the culture, the fashion, the architecture, the food, etc… This was my second trip to Morocco so I was better prepared than my last trip. The truth is, I’m not much of a planner. Everything for me is quite last minute and I never plan out what I’m going to see when I travel or what I’m going to do, nonetheless what I’m going to buy. However, since I’m working on a couple of interior design jobs at the moment, this entire trip was an inspiration trip + a shopping trip for me. The main items I was on the lookout for were rugs and tiles.
I like to be comfortable, yet still look chic when I’m shopping so this DVF Wrap Romper was ideal for me. The print was perfect as it didn’t clash with all the other beautiful patterns in Morocco. Like most of Diane’s designs, this romper was perfect from day to night.song_of_style_morocco_rug_wedding_blanket
I’m sure you’ve seen Moroccan wedding blankets used in interiors a lot. Did you know that these wedding blankets are usually made by the bride’s female relatives? After the wedding ceremony, the bride wears the blanket like a cape, similar to how I’m carrying it above. It’s suppose to be used not only as a cape or decoration for the bride, but also to ward off evil and to bestow fertility and good luck upon the newlyweds. song_of_style_moroccan_wedding_blanketsong_of_style_morocco_rug_shopping_2
A couple of tips on when buying a moroccan rug:

  • Have an idea of what you want in mind (whether it’s a style or color) and draw a plan of your space with dimensions on a piece of paper to ensure the rug will fit. You can easily get overwhelmed if you don’t have an idea of what you want.
  • Don’t go with the first option you see. Ask kindly to see several different options even if it’s a hassle.
  • It’s ok to bargain but be respectful. My friends and I walked out of the place with 1/5 of what the original price was. Despite all stereotypes, I’m not the best haggler but I had my good friend Oscar with me who was the King of bargaining. Always try not to offend anyone and have in mind what you want to pay. It always helps to do your research as well.
  • The truth is, unless you’re a super rug expert, you’re not going to know how many knots there are and all the other technical stuff. Just buy the rug that you like and that feels good!



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  5. Morocco with its overwhelming choice of hand-crafted rugs, blankets, etc. has been on my list for a while now. From what you are saying here it looks like I would need an Oscar for myself since I’m pathetic when it comes to bargaining. 1/5 of what was initially offered, dear me!
    Thank you so much for your tips.

  6. kris says on July 8, 2014

    Question…did you bring the rug back in your suitcase or did you have to send it to yourself? I’ve always wondered about this when i hear of people buying rugs and similarly large items in Morocco.

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  8. I love the location and your romper is stunning, I have never seen a warp romper before. Love your pairing with the sandals. Love your pictures, I sometimes feel like I am on vacation with you