Designer & Rug Dealer, Kantara
Alia Kate founded Kantara in 2009 after living and working in Morocco. Kantara, meaning 'bridge' in Arabic, grew out of her commitment to ethical trade and was based upon her personal connections with the weavers throughout Morocco. Alia holds a BA from Oberlin College and lives in Brooklyn.
Storytelling through Moroccan Rugs
Alia Kate, of Kantara, explains her preoccupation with Moroccan rugs, the stories woven into their fibers, and the women weavers who create them.
Through her travels and conversations with the many women she spent with in Morocco, and learning their language, Kate expresses her love for their culture. Which then allowed her to start her own stories with making rugs and pillows in her online store.