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An introduction to Moroccan wool Rug


Berbers are a group of tribal people who stay in Africa. While staying there they used to make rugs of their own needs. These Berbers are distributed in many areas like:

  • Atlantic ocean
  • Siwa Oasis in Egypt
  • Mediterranean sea
  • Niger river in West Africa

They used to speak in the Berber language.

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What you should consider about Berber Rugs

The Berber are a tribe indigenous to North Africa and the Sahara. The name, when associated to carpets and/or rugs specifically refers to the distinctive style of weaving applied by the Berber women, that of loops and knots. Although the question of authenticity falls under a grey area as mass production, while retaining the layout, do not really follow the traditional style which was limited to the use of very few colours that would occur naturally.

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The Real Beni Ouarain Rugs Comes of course From Beni Ourain Tribe

There are many Moroccan rugs available in the market and their origin might also be from Morocco but if you are looking for some authentic Moroccan rugs, then you should look for Moroccan rugs Beni Ourain. The authentic Berber rugs are made by the people of Morocco’s Beni Ourain tribe. Although this tradition is thousands of years old,

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How to Choose the Perfect Moroccan Wool Rug for Your Room

The wide variety of vintage Moroccan rugs, berber rugs, makes it especially challenging to find a perfect rug for your room. There are certainly a lot of factors that you should put into consideration as we will discuss in this article.

A Perfect Rug Should Create a Visual Appeal for the Room

Most people wither use furniture or an area rug to define their room’s layout.

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The Rise to Fame of the Moroccan Berber Rugs

In the last few years, modern interior trends have been graced by Moroccan rugs. Rugs characterized by high pile fluffs and thick knots of pure wool, like the minimalist Beni Ourain have become a center of attraction in many homes.

Moroccan Berber tribes traditionally used ‘flat weave’ techniques in creating an impressive array of different types of rugs.

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Originality Beni Ouarain

Vintage Moroccan rugs have in the near recent past filtered into the mainstream as the glorious object d’art for decoration whether at home or in the office space. These creatively designed pieces add some sort of spontaneity and a bold and powerful statement to modern interiors.
Unfortunately, only one vintage Moroccan rug, the Beni Ouarain, is now getting all the attention for the wide variety of spectacular pieces. Most sellers of vintage Moroccan rugs use the Beni Ouarain as a mainstream term for all the black and white Moroccan rugs while essentially this is just a sub-type of these rugs.

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Basic Guide to Moroccan Tribal Rugs

The obsession of Moroccan tribal rugs did not begin today. In the mid-20th century, popular designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto used these rugs to modernize the earliest masterpiece interiors.  With eco styles, global and bohemian increasing in popularity in the west, the Moroccan Berber rug has found its comfort zone, with vintage versions easily selling for even up to six figures.

Now more than ever it is difficult to discern an authentic made-for-home-use Berber rug from the fake ones that have been mass produced for export.

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Tips on Good Maintenance of Moroccan Vintage Rugs

Tips on Good Maintenance of Moroccan Vintage Rugs

Tribal weaving is one of Morocco’s oldest and perhaps greatest artistic traditions, stemming from the Berbers who first inhabited the mountains and plains of the Atlas around 1500 BC.   In rural areas weaving still follows the pattern of village life.  Men tend to the sheep while the women weave rugs, mostly for own use as bedding and floor coverings.  Vintage Moroccan rugs of a long thick pile are woven in the cold mountain areas while rugs of a finer weave and a shorter pile are made in the warmer areas.

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Moroccan Beni Ourain Rugs

If you love traditional style rugs, we believe that Beni Ourain rugs can give you the comfort and good taste that you’re looking for. These traditional rugs are 100% non-dyed and entirely made of wool. They are the real definition of luxury and warmth.

All Beni Ourain rugs often feature geometric patterns that mimic the rich and vibrant colours uniquely found in stained glass windows, like those in churches.

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Handira History


Our sequined, creamy Moroccan wedding blankets offer the truest taste of the traditional Berber culture. Popularly known as Handira, these wedding blankets are woven from sheep’s wool, linen, and cotton. Similar to most household accessories in the Berber culture, the handiras come from women from the Middle and High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

History of Handira

There are different Berber tribes and the major Berber language Tamazight  is Shelha.

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