Beni Ourain style rugs are pile knot rugs intricately designed and are used 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. You can find these carpets with natural wool from the local sheep or cotton yarn bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot needs to be individually tied and cut, so one person is only able to create a meter in two weeks.
Style: Handmade Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug | Origin: Morocco| Material: 100% Nature Wool | Size:2.20 x 1.80
This original item was handmade using the local materials and tools below
his genuine natural wool comes from local sheep herds and can be found in souk, or marketplace. However, this cooperative only uses wool made from their homes and sheep, rather than buying it at the souk.
This rug is made using a 100% cotton warp. Cotton warp provides strong integrity of the rug over time.
The Amshtan is the traditional tool used to clean out and spin natural wool
he Tsagel is made from iron and is used to press down each level of warp as the rug is woven.
This wooden tool takes freshly cleaned wool and spins it into thick thread that can be used to weave.
This single, tried and true loom, which the woman believe is nearly 50 years old, When the loom was created, it was likely controversial because the wood was expensive to source. It would take a whole village to invest in one.