Beni Ourain rugs are known for being made in the north east of Morocco by berber women living in remote areas. However, the heritage of many berber women is linked to the Beni Ourain tribe, through marriage for example.
Like this amazing rug can take more than 2 months to finish and there usually 3 women working everyday in the same rug.
Using the local natural wool , these women are willing to create breathtaking rugs.
Style: Moroccan berber Beni Ourain Rug | Origin: Morocco| Material: 100% Nature Wool | Size: 3m x 2m
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.