Berber rug

Handmade Rug Beni Ourain woven in Morocco

Our Beni Ourain handmade rug is made from 100% naturally coloured sheep wool. This woollen handmade rug is renowned for its warmth and luxurious feel. The long shaggy pile of natural sheep's wool feels wonderful under bare feet.

Beni Ourain tribes

Rugs have been woven by the indigenous people of Morocco since the Paleolithic Era. Traditionally, Moroccan rugs have been woven by tribal peoples for their utility rather than for decorative purposes. These traditional Berber rugs have been expertly hand woven on old looms by Beni Ourain tribes from the Atlas Mountains near Taza in Morocco. In the Atlas Mountains a special sheep, an ancient breed with the finest wool can be found.  These smaller sheep produce the excellent high quality wool that make Beni Ourain rugs. The rug is woven from the natural ivory sheep's wool that covers the sheep's body, with the pattern woven from the finer wool on the animal's head. Berber women usually weave these rugs they incorporate elements of their lives into the geometric designs. The lives of their makers are all part of the process. They creatively infuse elements from their lives into the designs. These can be references to natural events. Sometimes you’ll see aspects of daily life, birth, fertility, nature and femininity. The stories of rural life and personal beliefs emerge. Each rug selected is unique and will help you to create a modern nomadic feel for your home.   Size:62cm x 1m


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