Moroccan tribal rugs are made of wool, sometime using cotton wefts, and goat hair exceptionnally. Whichever their thickness, they are quite supple, which explains why they cannot be rolled and left standing-up as most trade rugs from western Asia do. These qualities and their light weight dictate they be equipped of an anti-glide underlayer when resting on a wood, marble, tiles or a waxed cement floor, to prevent an accidental slide.
Anti-glide layers are to be installed underneath the entire surface of the rug, but a few centimenters on the perimeter in order not to be seen. There are several types of anti-gliding materials. The best one is a kind of a polyester grid with natural or artificial rubber coverage. It blocks itself and the rug as soon as a foot pressure is applied.
Thanakra just entered its 20th year of existence and still is rue de Grenelle in Paris where you may discover a wide choice of moroccan tribal carpets originating in all parts of Morocco, mostly mountains. Their vast majority is made of authentic family carpets (made at home for home); the balance is made of workshop carpets woven in the countryside of their regions of origin. All of them are woven by hand and able to grant your interior a dimension, an originality, a tone rooted with their freedom of composition and the quality of their handspun wools, that are either dyed according to traditional practices or just used with their natural color. European architects and decorators of the first half of the 20th century already noticed the modernism and originality of these moroccan tribal carpets woven by berber people whose independence was a cherished treasure.