Beni Ourain rugs are hand-woven by Berber artisans in the mountain side of Morocco. The techniques and intricate designs are passed on from generation to generation. The wool used to create these art pieces come from sheep that reside at high elevations, which yields an especially thick warm fiber in rich cream to beige tones. Traditionally used as bedding to keep warm in the cold winter months, they are handmade, double-knott, un-dyed 100% natural wool carpets – characteristically heavy white pile with geometric diamond designs – each one unique.very authentic Beni Ourain rug is uniq ue in its own design and color. Unlike mass produced alternatives, each rug is truly distinct and durable over time.
The Berbers carefully preserve their heritage of technique and knowledge passing down messages in wool from one generation to another. While preserving history, the elemental nature of Berber weaving is an execution of pure instinct. Weaving is not only an inherent rite of passage, but also an act of expression. The women that create these works have a story to tell. While some rugs document a personal experience, other weavings carry a more ancestral message passed down over time. Many of the artists artisans weave their tales organically, while others intentionally channel inherited knowledge into the rug. The life rituals of the Berber women, including fertility, birth, and the protective role of men, are narrated in an abstract form. It is pure coincidence that the Berber carpets, with their simplistic form and geometric purity, appear modern to the Western eye.
All of our Beni Ourain Rugs are in excellent condition and ready to use in your home.
Moroccan Berber 100% wool rug, Unique Beni Ouarain design: