— Beni Ourain Berber Carpets —
Beni Ourain carpets were originally used as the floors of the tents of the Berber tribes of Beni Ourain, in the mountainous area of the Middle Atlas in Morocco. While some tribes moved to the plains, others still live in the Atlas Mountains and live by raising sheep. Sheep produce extraordinary wool of the highest quality and it is with this wool that the renowned Beni Ourain rugs are made.
These Berber rugs stand out for their 4/5 cm long pile, for the natural ivory background and for the geometric designs of dark color. They are made with soft sheep’s wool, which over the centuries has made them the best solution for sleeping and covering up from the harsh winters of the Atlas. Rare colored ones.
Each carpet is a unique piece, made according to ancient techniques handed down from generation to generation. Each carpet embodies the personal story of the woman who woven it and that of the Berber tribe to which it belongs, through symbolic decorative motifs that refer to certain phases of life (fertility, marriage, motherhood, etc.) or to universal themes, such as protection. against evil, luck etc.
With their minimalist design, Beni Ourain Berber carpets fit perfectly into interiors of any style, from minimal to bohemian, making the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Their chromatic contrast and the designs of strong graphic expressiveness are able to give great personality to every room in which they are placed.
These magnificent rugs know how to wisely combine tradition and innovation, telling a contemporary story with an ancient language.