A 21st century fashion phenom. A finer & thicker version of its berber neighbours.
The designs are not motifs or emblems or insignia of a clan like other Persian and Afghan rugs. Instead they have a freedom to create whatever they are feeling on the day, or month. What you are seeing is what the weaver was feeling.
The Atlas Mountains is very fertile, producing great wool quality and vegetable colour. The colourful landscapes and the supernatural find expression in the weavings of these berber people. Living with spirits capable of appearing in human and animal form, that influence humankind for either good or evil play a strong role in these abstract rugs.