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On Etsy since 2011

A passion for the tribal rugs

I am born in 1959 and living in Marrakech since 20 years. I have been a collector of berber rugs since 1997. i am the co-owner , curator and artistic director of the GALERIE DEMESURE in France since 1999 ; very early i began to source berber rugs to resale them through the GALERIE DEMESURE . Some trade customers visiting the GALERIE DEMESURE did ask me to source for them and my business of export of berber rugs was born ! My first important customer has been ANTHROPOLOGIE in the USA for which i did source more then 500 rugs

During all these years, i did developed my expertise sourcing directly all over the High and Middle Atlas moutains ; it means that with an old four- wheel drive Landrover, i was spending some weeks visiting valley after valley, village after village, home after home ; Scouring the length and breadth of the villages in the Middle and High Atlas mountains , i have appropriated the differences of styles, of symbols, of techniques

In march 2011, I have created my ETSY shop which has been the first to introduce these vintage rugs to the Etsy Community;

Beside my entrepeneurial skills , i have always been attracted by the esthetics and the design. As curator and artistic director of the GALERIE DEMESURE, I sought during many years young artists and designers to promote them at the GALERIE DEMESURE . In 2012 I did a step forward by becoming myself a creator and designer of rugs. Beside my passion for the antique berber rugs, I began to draw and to design some exclusive patterns of rugs

the international success has been immediate and through my experience of owner of an art gallery in France, I have been able to develop a network of resellers through today more than 40 countries;
I am working with many interior designers, with many concept shops , and since 2013 with art galleries

I don’t want to show off but I am recognized now as the specialist of the boucherouite rugs

The requests of my customers obliged me to enlarge my selection of rugs and I have added since 2012 two sections to my etsy shop : the vintage Azilal rugs which are wool hand weaved rugs with incredible abstract patterns and the vintage Beni Ouarain which are famous since the 1970’s for their luxuriant high pile natural virgin wool and black and white designs.

i love what i do , it is a passion and i am so happy to share it with other people and not only in a business point of view ; i am organizing some exhibitions, i am the adviser of several famous collectors, i am working in a fair trade philosophy with two associations of women to help them to be more independent from their husbands

Shop members

  • Jean Yves SEVESTRE


    I am born in 1959, living in Marrakech, I have been a collector of rugs before to be involved in the export of them Since 2012 i am designing my own collection of exclusive designs i am also the co-owner of the GALERIE DEMESURE at Isle sur la Sorgue

  • Fatima OUHSAIN

    Weaver Master

    Born in 1964, is a weaver mallem near Agouti in the Ait Bouli valley ( Azilal province). She is the president of the association of the weavers of the Ait Bouli valley and works with Jean-Yves to promote the ancestral techniques of these tribes

  • Soufiane BOUADIL

    Assistant Marketing

    Born in 1998, he is technical degree in business management and digital marketing.

  • Majid OUSSAIS

    Direction Adjoint

    Born in 1992, he is berber and is assistant for the sourcing , he has a diploma of general university studies in Management.

  • ChouaÎb AIT LEBYAD

    Assistant Informatique

    Born in 2001 , he has a French technical baccalaureate .

Production partners


    Marrakesh, Morocco

    80 women are working as weavers in the Azilal valleys and also 50 near the city of Taza in the middle atlas

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