Sourced directly from a women's cooperative in northern Morocco's Atlas Mountains, Beni Ourain rugs are known to be the most spectacular and luxurious of all Moroccan rugs, and some of the finest in the world.
Beni Ourain rugs are pile-knot rugs intricately designed with traditional geometric motifs. A little-known bonus is that Beni Ourain rugs are designed as two-sided rugs. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer. The carpets are made with natural wool from the local sheep and cotton yarn handmade or bought from the village market.
Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot is individually tied and cut, resulting in about one meter of rug in two weeks. This pile-knot carpet is plush and warm, about one inch thick and extremely cozy. This type of carpet has been made in this region of Morocco for centuries and is traditionally one of the first items that a woman will weave for her new home upon marriage.
Made of thick sheep wool. Un-dyed and all natural, an off-white cream and black. Handmade by native Moroccan weavers.
Details & Dimensions
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Approx. 10ft long by 2.5ft wide.
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.