Dar Arbalou, the Berber carpet of Morocco

Buy your Berber carpet right from the source; from Moroccan women expert in the ancestral art of weaving

La dextérité des mains des femmes berbères pour le tissage du tapis

The authentic Berber carpet

The sudestmaroc.com webzine is developing a new service to promote and support Moroccan women from Amazigh tradition, and expert in the art of carpet weaving.

You will be able to order the weaving of your carpet according to your choice of size, color and pattern.

You will get to know craftswomen in their home environments.

You will be able to follow the fabrication remotely.

And you can plan a visit to the villages.

The following catalog presents the Craft Women’s creations from two villages around Ouarzazate, the Zaouit Sidi Ahmed douar and the Imzoughen douar.

Fatouma, Fatima, Khadija, Sfia and Samira have all perfectly mastered the ancestral expertise of Berber carpet-weaving, passed from each generation to generation by their mothers.

Although this place is the land of the Aït Ouaouzguite tradition, these craftswomen are able to make all other styles of rugs and carpets from other regions (Beni Ouarain, Azilal …) as well as the more common styles such as the Boucherouite rag-rugs, made from scraps of fabric of varying colours.

In particular, they can make carpets from one of the models presented in the catalogue, according to the size you would like, or according to your own choice of colours and patterns.

You can now contact us to order your carpet or if you have any other queries.


March 11, 2021

A new Dar Arbalou rug has arrived at its final destination in France. A beautiful soft room over 5 m2.

Tapis berbère de la région d'Ouarzazate

March 1, 2021

The first Azilal-style rug has completed its gestation in the hands of the craftswoman. Now is the time to cut the threads of his warp. An always important moment, almost sacred …

February 20, 2021


A magnificent Boucherouite-type carpet, new, discovered in a village of Aït Zineb and made by Khadija. Solid and flexible at the same time, soft and robust… the Berber world in itself.

Dimension: 240 cm x 150 cm

February 16, 2021

The second Dar Arbalou carpet is finished. It has left its frame and is ready for departure to France. A Glaoui-style carpet, 5 m long, the fruit of the beautiful tradition of Aït Ouaouzguite and the expert hands of Fatima, proud carrier of the Berber heritage of Morocco.

February 10, 2021

After a 17-day journey in its parcel delivered by the Post Office, the first Dar Arbalou rug has arrived safely in France. It has found its place … The art of Berber women in Morocco shines a little more.

January 31, 2021

The second Dar Arbalou carpet ordered by Lisou from France is a rare opportunity for the transmission of the ancestral know-how of Berber carpet weaving, from mother to daughter.

Learning the Berber carpet is passed on from mother to daughter
Learning the Berber carpet is passed on from mother to daughter

January 26, 2021

Departure for France of the first Dar Arbalou carpet started last December 22 by Khadija, the Berber craftswoman.

January 16, 2021

Weaving of a new carpet ordered by Andreas from France (5m x 1m 10): Glaoui style carpet composed by Fatouma Bamoussa.

January 8, 2021

A new rug joins the Dar Arbalou collection: Boucherouite style rug made from scraps of fabric.

Carpet made by Fatouma Naciri.

Dar Arbalou- Tapis berbère Boucherouite
Dar Arbalou - Boucherouite Berber carpet - 2.50 m x 1.20 m

January 6, 2021

Berber life, between authenticity and sobriety.

December 22, 2020

Khadija El Khattabi begins weaving the first carpet ordered from the new Dar Arbalou service.

Beni Ouarain style and a length of 2.30 m x 1.70 m, the weaving should be spread over 2 weeks at the rate of Khadija’s days.


Women at the heart of the Berber tradition

Please scroll down the page to discover the other craftswomen

Fatouma Naciri

Fatima Bamoussa

Sfia Aït Bella

Samira Moutous

Samira Moutous

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