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Rug Shopping in Marrakech, Morocco.

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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.
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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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  1. Estelle says on November 10, 2015

    How did you bring the rugs back stateside? Did you ship them (if so, which carrier) or did you have them packed for luggage? Thanks! <3

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  3. I Loooove your romper! I wouldn’t have any idea on how to haggle either… I would probably say yes to the highest price >.<

    xxLK

  4. Rita Freitas says on July 18, 2014

    you’re so pretty

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  5. Timeless and luxurious, a hand knotted rug is truly like a unique piece of art for your floor. Our high-skilled weavers are respected for their craftsmanship, tying each individual knot to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece every time. We offers a unique kind of beauty. Our design team has drawn inspiration from art, nature, contemporary fashion trends and traditional designs to create an expensive collection of rugs that features colors and styles to fit every taste. Offering timeless styling matched with lifetime durability, each Infabindia hand knot is sure to become a family heirloom. Our Highly skilled weavers are experienced at hand knotting traditional,contemporary and transitional patterns meticulously handcraft each hand knotted area rug. For these weavers, the tradition of hand knotting excellence has been passed down through many generations and is a true art form. We invites consumers to bring the products of generations of this finely tuned craft into their own homes with these rugs.

  6. Shoelover says on July 9, 2014

    I love it how you went batefoot here Aimee. Keep em coming!!

  7. Laura says on July 9, 2014

    Your legs look very dirty! Not sure yellow nails go with your skin tone really.

  8. I love yours pics and your text. I was there two years ago and I loved it. It´s loud , colorful and exciting.

  9. Jillian says on July 9, 2014

    Great photos! Is there any websites to buy a Moroccan rug? Or do I have to make the trip :)

  10. Rug shopping in Morocco looks like so much fun! And you look absolutely stunning in your “shopping outfit”—the braided hair & the glasses with that romper are perfection!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx

  11. I love this wrap dress! It looks amazing and very suitable for Morocco. I have always wanted to go, this is the next best thing!x

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  14. Marrakech is one of the places I aim to visit one day. I can imagine all of those carpets being beautiful, surely a dash of heritage everyone needs in their house.

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  17. I think planning takes away too much from the whole trip experience. It feels a lot more raw & exciting just to wander & get lost in a new country & its culture.

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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. I want to visit Morocco soooo badly!! I also love the wedding blankets, they’re to die for!! Amazing photos!

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    Amy, X.

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  22. 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