Hand-Loomed Berber Wool Kilim Throw Rug - 5 x 8 Large Red Multicolor
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.
Size : 4.8 ft / 8.2 ft ( 146 cm / 250 cm)
Weaving span: 35 days
These rugs hail from the heart of Algeria 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. Berber rugs have a long story from their ancestors they inherited this noble art from their ancestors. It was and still is the main source of incomes for many families.
Berber hand-woven rugs are woven from pure wool’s sheep and pearl cotton fibers. Berber rugs are unique and have a fascinating history as one of the most celebrated folk art rug styles. Berber Rugs have been in continuous manufacture since the seventh century A.D.
All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.