Authentic Large Red Hand-Knotted Antique Berber Wool Rug 11ft x 6ft Home Decor

Algerian Antique Berber Wool Rug - Large Red Hand-Knotted 11ft x 6ft

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  • Authentic Antique Berber Rug
  • Hand-Loomed in Algeria
  • 100% Natural Sheep's Wool
  • Size : 11.15 ft / 6.23 ft ( 340 cm / 190 cm)
  • Proceeds benefit indigenous Algerian artisans
This gorgeous rug is hand-loomed from 100% sheep's wool and pearl cotton fibers. Berber use them in multi purposes on floor, hang them on wall as art or put on sofa.

The quality is exceptional -- a super tight weave with expertly executed design.

Hand-loomed using a vertical loom, this noble art has been passed down from Berber ancestors. Based in the heart of Algeria; Deep South, in a city called Ghardaia, also known as the "Pearl of Oasis". The indigenous people are Berber, aka “M’ZAB”. In 1982, the city of Ghardaia was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural property.

These rugs are sourced directly from our friend Hocine Bazine, an Algerian man who makes the rugs with his family and his partner's family. They also help other families to weave rugs, providing an important stream of income to this impoverished rural area.


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Size : 11.15 ft / 6.23 ft ( 340 cm / 190 cm)
Weaving span: 60 days

Provenance
Private Collection, Algeria

All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.

Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections and design variations. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.