Lloyd Rowcroft

SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE. Whether buying rugs from the Afghans in Central Asia in the 1980`s and 90`s or today from the Berbers in the mountains of Morocco the fresh bread and tea which accompanies all long negotiations is still the same -- Wonderful. I specialize in Moroccan rugs and textiles and as I live in the southern tip of Spain and Morocco is only a 35 minute ferry ride away, share my time between the two countries. Please see www.oldorientalcarpet.com for full information. Also facebook as "Moroccan Carpets"

  • moroccan high atlas carpet which is exceptionally large and originates from the Ait Tamassine Berbers of the High Atlas between Marrakech and ... read more
    price:  euros 5450.

  • moroccan berber high atlas carpet. The high knot density and lustrous shades of the many colors used makes this old example special. ... read more
    price:  euros 3250.

  • moroccan berber high atlas carpet from the Ait Zenaga Berber tribe. Although the deep field color is typical of Ait Zenaga weaving ... read more
    price:  euros 3250.

  • moroccan high alas berber carpet. This is a superb and rare example from the Ait Zenaga Berbers and is among the oldest ... read more
    price:  euros 3260.

  • It takes some minutes for the eyes to adjust from the searing mid-day sun to the cool, dark interiors of this centuries ... read more
    price:  euros 1750.

  • Long camel train depicted in this rare High Atlas rug from the Ait Douchen Berbers. The village uses an abandoned riyad as ... read more
    price:  euros 1850.

  • moroccan high atlas berber carpet, an old and rare piece in excellent condition which is from the Ait Tamassine Berber group. The ... read more
    price:  euros 2850.

  • turkoman tent bag which is an old piece originating from the Saryk Turkomans in northern Afghanistan or Turkmenistan. The bag face is ... read more
    price:  euros 360.

  • yamout turkoman boksche. Of the five major Turkoman tribes it appears that only the Yamout weave this special shape of bag, and ... read more
    price:  euros 385.

  • yamout turkoman animal trappings. a rare pair of trappings which are thought to be decorations for the knees of a camel on ... read more
    price:  euros 365

  • moroccan berber inscribed prayer rug which is an extremely rare example from the Ait bou Ichaouen Berbers in the eastern High Atlas. ... read more
    price:  euros 2650

  • rare very fine pair of old keshan rugs dating from the mid 20th century. The condition of both is impeccable and original. ... read more
    price:  Euros 3600 the pair.

  • afshar tribal tent bag which is rare because of its inscription in the field. The field is dominated by a central tree ... read more
    price:  euros 320.

  • kilim / flat weave called "Kpoke" and woven by the Mende people in Sierra Leone in West Africa. The women of this ... read more
    price:  euros 125.

  • moroccan berber high atlas rug. The simplistic designs have been achieved by using only various shades of undyed local Berber wools. The ... read more
    price:  euros 890.

  • This large design is the letter yaz or aza in the Tifinagh language and is a symbol meaning "free man" or Amazigh, ... read more
    price:  euros 840.

  • moroccan berber high atlas rug a bright, colourful rug with a random scattering of Berber designs and motifs throughout the field. The ... read more
    price:  euros 780.

  • moroccan berber high atlas rug. The simplistic designs have been achieved by using only various shades of undyed local Berber wools. The ... read more
    price:  euros 890.

  • morrocan berber middle atlas carpet. a large carpet from the region of Boujad which, unusually for this origin, has a well balanced ... read more
    price:  euros 2550

  • moroccan berber wooden nutcracker. Rural Berbers use many of the natural resources to make items for their own use. These nutcrackers are ... read more
    price:  Euros 120.

  • moroccan berber high atlas carpet. An old and rare carpet from the Berbers of Ait bou Ichaouen in the eastern High Atlas ... read more
    price:  euros 2370.

  • moroccan zaine berber middle atlas rug. The Berber group of Zaine live in one of the higher parts of the Middle Atlas ... read more
    price:  euros 1475.

  • moroccan mixed technique flat weave/kilim or "hanbel". This rare, old hanbel or cover is from the region of Rehamna in the plains ... read more
    price:  euros 1880.

  • moroccan berber middle atlas rug which is old, supple and soft and has a knotted pile of many shades of madder ranging ... read more
    price:  euros 980.

  • moroccan berber high atlas shawl which is an old piece and originates from Zagora in the eastern corner of the High Atlas ... read more
    price:  euros 145

  • moroccan berber cape which is called a "Handira" and is an antique piece from the Beni Ourain Berber group in the Middle ... read more
    price:  Euros 425.

  • moroccan berber high atlas bag. This shape and size bag is called "Aalau" and is often woven by a Berber woman to ... read more
    price:  euros 225.

  • moroccan berber high atlas bag face, which is an extremely rare example of work from the Berber of Ait bou Ichaouen, probably ... read more
    price:  euros 675

  • moroccan berber high atlas storage bag face. This is a rare, old example from the little-known Ait Bou Ichaouen Berbers in the ... read more
    price:  euros 380.

  • belouch / balouch rug It is probably from the Mushwani group in western Afghanistan. It is an old piece and is dated ... read more
    price:  Euros 585

  • pair of moroccan berber fibulas / brooches These are used by Berber women either as a single pin to hold the front ... read more
    price:  Euros 40 the pair.

  • moroccan ceramic bowl This antique container was used to store finely ground powders which Berber women use as fragrances. Its impeccable condition ... read more
    price:  Euros 95

  • moroccan berber middle atlas pillow / cushion This is among the oldest, finest and most beautifully embroidered pillow i have encountered in ... read more
    price:  Euros 295

  • moroccan berber middle atlas saddle bag which is of exceptional fineness and was probably woven as a dowry piece. It has a ... read more
    price:  Euros 375

  • moroccan hand made shoes The degree of sophistication of hand made shoes in Morocco is extensive and ranges from very basic ones ... read more
    price:  Euros 110.

  • double sided moroccan berber middle atlas rug The technique of weaving double sided rugs almost always originates from the Beni M'guild Berber ... read more
    price:  Euros 720

  • rare afghan prayer rug. The contents of the field make this an extraordinary and rare piece. At the top there are depictions ... read more
    price:  Euros 685.

  • moroccan middle atlas berber beni ourain rug - see the next photo which shows the suppliers. Most Beni Ourain pieces ... read more
    price:  Euros 1,350.

  • moroccan high atlas berber rug in which the weaver has portrayed family possessions and the landscape. There are 4 people, who together ... read more
    price:  Euros 680.

  • moroccan berber middle atlas bag / cushion. This type of weaving is often used as a pillow at night and cushion during ... read more
    price:  Euros 150.

  • moroccan berber man's cape with hood Many types of cape, or jellaha, are worn by men throughout Morocco. This is an example ... read more
    price:  Euros 545.

  • moroccan berber high atlas flat weave / kilim This extraordinary early 20th century example was woven on a very narrow loom in ... read more
    price:  Euros 650.

  • moroccan high atlas berber rug a gifted weaver has created an almost 3 dimensional look by contrasting central medallions of deep charcoal ... read more
    price:  Euros 1,150.

  • moroccan high atlas horse blanket in which the foundation is a flat woven kilim of undyed black goat hair. The design is ... read more
    price:  Euros 490.

  • moroccan berber high atlas hat Many layers of clothing are needed for warmth in the bitter winters of the High Atlas. This ... read more
    price:  Euros 95.

  • moroccan berber middle atlas rug from the region of Boujad. There is no better description of rugs from Boujad than Kurt Rainer's ... read more
    price:  Euros 525.

  • berber child's bonnet In southern Morocco the French term "bonnet d'enfant" is still used to describe these hats which are worn by ... read more
    price:  Euros 195.

  • moroccan middle atlas berber rug from mrirt. On close examination the overall heather hues of the field are made up of many ... read more
    price:  Euros 350