PAO Thoughts

Berber Symbols

Posted by Paige Albright on

The rich culture of the Berber people ( also known as Amazaghs) is expressed through their use of symbols, music and art. The Berber people and culture dates back to the Paleolithic era, over 4,000 years ago. These abstract geometric shapes are influenced from nature and serve as a form of communication within these Nomadic tribes. You can find these traditional symbols on tattoos, pottery, jewelry and carpets. Each geometric shape serves a purpose such as a talisman (protection), identification of a tribe or family, expression of feelings or a sign of social status. “Femme Berbere” by Jaque Marjorelle, as...

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Dreaming of Marrakech

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Dreaming of Marrakech Architectural photos from our Riad, Marjorelle Gardens & El Fenn. The inspiration behind our latest rug finds from the Medina. Which is your favorite? #teampaotravels #rugsandarchitecture

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Pretty in PINK!

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Pretty in PINK: Belle of the Ball! Everything pink & floral! A nod to this years’ Ball of Roses, sponsored by the Birmingham Ballet Guild. BBG is an organization which helps fundraise for the Birmingham Ballet, a favorite of team PAO! #rugsandflowers #thinkpink

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Baltimore Bound

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Baltimore Bound Paige visited one of our favorite vendors, Tamarian, for a week long Community & Creatives event: Present Company. This brought together clients, friends, artists & designers for a discussion on what Tamarian is today, from grass roots to global ties. Our good friend Michael Christie AKA The Ruggist spoke and presented his “The Nature of Weaving”. He began this project during COVID, exploring the perspective of a day in the life of a weaver. Aside from shopping for rugs, seeing new designs & touring Tamarian’s HQ the focus for the week was on the topic of, “ as...

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New Grad Must Haves!

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New Grad Must Haves: From dorm to new digs! Have someone heading off to college or a first post grad home? These pieces can elevate smaller spaces by adding color, texture or pattern while serving double duty! Indoor/Outdoor Dash & Albert Rug: an affordable & durable way to layer your space Add a pillow for a pop of color on your sofa, bed or chair! Rugs as Art! Framed rug fragments, interesting textiles & Moroccan Zendeks for your blank walls! Vintage Turkish one-of-a- kind Yastik. Start your rug collection early! School bag alternative: Handmade in Afghanistan Eclectic accessories and global...

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