Welcome to Atlas Weavers! We provide high quality hand-knotted Moroccan rugs at great prices. Our quality is often imitated but never matched.
Moroccan rug motifs influenced designers such as Ivan Da Silva Bruhn and Vladimir Boberman. American Interior Designer Francis Elkins used them in some of her most notable interiors in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Some of my influences, Henri Matisse 1915 Morocco, in his collection Matisse in Morocco, Renoir, The Jewish Wedding in Morocco (after Delacroix) "Eugene Delacroix" and others, like Pablo Picasso. As each one is deeply rooted in history, Morocco is rooted in me, the imagery is expressed in my creations. Morocco is a land that forever imprints itself upon may artist's, myself included, to inspire beauty. In the words of Henri Matisse about Morocco, he felt himself "transported into a kind of paradise.", one reference stated that he discovered in that alien land an otherworldly Eden that forever after gripped his colored dreams
“Language is the essence of one’s ethnicity, one’s roots”… hence the reason my father wanted me to learn how Berbers communicate. When I was in fourth grade, he sent me to live with my Aunt in the high mountains, the area now known as the Middle Atlas. As an artisan weaver, she tasked me with measuring the living rooms of her customers. With pride and curiosity, I walked heel-toe across the rooms just as my aunt had taught me. She and her artisan friends wove the finest rugs and as I watched them work the looms, sometimes pulling thread gracefully and other times forcefully, I learned not only the spoken language of the Berber, I learned the visual language.