WELCOME TO NOUVELLE NOMAD
ABOUT OUR RUGS
Each of our treasures is a one of a kind, hand woven artwork originating from the various regions and Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains, deserts and traditional handcraft regions of Morocco. Full of history and character, perfectly worn in all the right places and made to last a life time.
Specialising in vintage, the unique and hard to find, our collection is just a small example of the hundreds of different weaving styles, designs and wool qualities available in both traditional and modern made Moroccan rugs. And while new-make rugs are readily available, we love to find new homes for the beautiful treasures that already exist in this world rather than producing more. Selecting each and every piece for it's authenticity, quality and design - with the modern Australian home and aesthetic in mind.
Often aged between 30 and 70 years old, many of our pieces have been woven many years ago for personal use in the home, to mark a family occasion like a birth or wedding, or for trade - and have had a life well lived before making their way to the carpet auctions in the mountains, and the souks of the major cities.
Each of our rugs is hand washed and repaired in traditional methods here in Morocco before being shipping to Australia or their new homes around the world. With collections based in both Melbourne and Marrakech, world wide shipping is available as well as sourcing services for your home, design project or event.
Get in touch any time with any questions you might have about our collection or what other items we have available that may not be on the site - we'd love to help find you your unicorn rug.
Hi I'm Bridget - based somewhere in the world between Melbourne and Marrakech, and I'm here to help find you your unicorn rug.
Since 2016 I've been partnering with my network of local family run businesses, professional rug hunters and carpet traders here in Morocco to curate this unique collection from the mountains, the carpet auctions and the souks.
Nouvelle Nomad started as a side project while living and working in the south west of France - in the beautiful Basque country. On a few special trips to Morocco, I was sharing my travels and hunting for treasures for my apartment in Biarritz and for friends back in Australia - and just like that the obsession with these beautiful textiles, the vibrant city of Marrakech and adventures in magical Morocco began.
After a 15+ year career in brand and retail marketing working in some of Australia and the globe's biggest retailers and brands, I took the leap in 2016 to start my own brand consultancy and work on Nouvelle Nomad full time - have been working while traveling, basing myself between Melbourne and Marrakech, and running my business from the road ever since.
Always with plenty of projects on the go on both sides of the world - I love nothing more than collaborating and connecting with like minded travellers, nomadic business owners and creatives. I'd love to hear from you if I can ever help you with finding that special piece for your home, need some help with your adventurous project or brand, or if you're passing through the same part of the world as me!
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