Moroccan Berber carpets come from 5 regions in Morocco and many Moroccan Berber tribes. Women have perpetuated the art of making wool carpets. The Moroccan carpet was used in the tents of Berber nomads, the lower houses of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas or during ceremonies. In mountainous areas, the thick wool rug is designed to protect agains...
Moroccan Berber carpets come from 5 regions in Morocco and many Moroccan Berber tribes. Women have perpetuated the art of making wool carpets. The Moroccan carpet was used in the tents of Berber nomads, the lower houses of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas or during ceremonies. In mountainous areas, the thick wool rug is designed to protect against the cold. This is particularly the case of the famous white and black Beni Ouarain carpets 100% wool.
Beni Ouarain carpet: The Beni Ouarain are a confederation of 17 Berber tribes living in the mountainous regions of the Middle Atlas. Traditionally, village women make these wool carpets for home use. The carpets are used both as a mattress and as a blanket, and on holiday days, they are used for interior and exterior decoration of the home. The usual Beni Ouarain design consists of a network of thin black or brown lines on a white background. The diamond is the most common motif, but some rugs have a more minimalist pattern. One can also find the use of yellow, red and orange in secondary elements. This thick carpet is always pure wool and its dominant color remains white. Over time, this white can take golden reflections, peculiarity to the wool from this region. Their purity and their abstract side have inspired great artists and architects such as Le Corbusier - who associated them with designer furniture - Paul Klee, Mondrian or Henri Matisse who nicknamed them "the white giants". Even today, these Beni Ouarain carpets, among the most precious and most prized in Morocco, remain a safe bet, an exceptional and timeless product
The Azilal carpet ... absolutely unique! The Azilal carpets, come from the steep Azilal region, located in the remote and very difficult mountains of the High Atlas, south of the city of Beni Mellal and about 180 km northeast of Marrakech. Reserved exclusively for women in this region, Azilal carpets are made alternately of patterns consisting of a knotted line and one or two lines woven from virgin wool, according to a cultural ritual passed from mother to daughter for generations .
Azilal carpets show a great creativity in terms of drawings, They combine irregular and abstract patterns, many Berber symbols and graphics often based on diamonds. Often appear color additions based on wool dyed with vegetable dyes or based on colored cotton threads or even recycled fabrics. The bottom of the mats made of virgin natural wool is ivory / cream.
Boucharouite carpet: Morocco is known for its vibrant colors. The Berber carpets Boucharouite also called Boucharouette meaning "from recovery" are no exception. These carpets appeared in the 60s when cotton was more rare. Berber tribal families were slowly abandoning sheep farming and wool was becoming scarce. The women then turned to the pieces of fabric at their disposal which explains the multiplicity of colors and materials. We are not surprised that Scandinavian designers are their favorite. With their geometric patterns typical of Berber carpets, and their vibrant colors, the Boucherie carpets are a must for the current decor, bringing warmth, light and especially originality to your space.
Talsint carpets: Talsint are very noble carpets. It is a long and extravagant carpet from the region of Ait Boy Chaouen entirely made of wool knotted or woven by women of a nomadic tribe very isolated. Their motives are surprising interpretations of tribal women inspired by the world around them. They are the charm of the Moroccan salons and are accompanied by all the decorative styles, modern or old, oriental or western inspiration.