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Did you already know about this fun article on Beni Ourain rugs?
Beni Ourain Rugs are those timeless white and black rugs from Morocco. They are perhaps the best-selling arts and crafts export from that country. But let's see how many of the following facts are new to you.
1-YVES Saint Laurent ADMIRED THE BRIGHT AND COZY CARPETS OF BENI OURAIN IN HIS HOUSE.
There is an image online, which shows the blue room in the oasis of his villa. After Yves Saint Laurent and Bergé's first visit to Marrakech, they felt completely in love with Morocco, its architecture and art.
2-THE BENI OURAIN RUGS WERE TRADITIONALLY USED AS BLANKETS.
Why were they used? To wrap the body in the warmth of sheep's wool. It allows the Berber family members to get through the cold and harsh winter nights. Moroccan nomads still carry these rugswith them. A large carpet serves as a bed for the clan and with other carpets; the nomads wrap themselves or cover them in the carpet. Like a burrito.
The majority of Moroccans, especially in the Atlas Mountains and desert regions, like to sleep on the ground - on a warm, cozy rug, they have made themselves. It is common for 3 to 10 members of a family to sleep in the same room on the same carpet, which are made by the Berber women of the family.
3 THE TRADITIONAL CARPET OF BENI OURAIN HAS BANGS ONLY ON ONE SIDE.
Why is this? This is because of the way they are made. In order to knot a carpet, a weaving frame is necessary. Therefore, when they start making a rug, there are naturally no bangs that come, because usually they start by weaving a few lines. At the end of the carpet, there are naturally the lines to make the bangs. Nowadays, Berber women sometimes add bangs on both sides of a carpet, because the demand and wishes of the customers are taken into account.
Where are the carpets of Beni Ourain knotted? And who makes them?
There are many places in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains where Berber women knot Beni Ourain carpets in women's cooperatives and associations or also in their homes. These women, who work from home, cooperate with the cooperatives and are happy to be able to do this type of home office, as it gives them financial independence and at the same time they can easily take care of their families.
Where does the wool come from?
The wool comes from local farmers who still take care of it in a very traditional way - walking freely with a shepherd all day. The sheep are shaved from time to time so that the women can continue to tie the Beni Ourain rugs - there is no harm to the sheep in this process as their wool continues to grow - it's like going to the hairdresser.
Why is each carpet a unique piece?
Each carpet in our store is a unique piece and an artistic expression of the Berber woman. They are all hand-knotted by measurement of the eye. Amazigh women need about 1 to 12 weeks to complete a rug - depending on its size - that will stay in your home for decades and, if you wish, for generations.
Why should one choose to buy Beni Ourain Moroccan rugs?
Moroccan rugs are a superior type of carpet, which is able to perfectly fit almost any type of furniture and place and even has a variety of options and alternatives depending purely on the needs and requirements of the buyer. Moreover, they are exceptionally beautiful and fit perfectly with almost all types of interior decorations.
Furthermore, these plausible Beni Ourain rugs have become a home style idea in recent times and thus have persisted to thrive and prosper huge vogue among people. They are also considered a great option to warm up a place in winter, due to the thick texture of the fabric and the comfort of the wool, which make them even better for creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Consider precisely the immense amount of time, effort, skill and creativity that has been harmonized together to make such fascinating and classic rugs to bring a sense of warmth and enhance a touch or a sense of Morocco in the comfort of your home.
Are you looking to enhance the look of your personal or workspace? However, you don't know how to go about it? Then Moroccan rugs could be the optimal solution for you. Moroccan rugs are not only beautiful and elegant, but can also increase the overall look and style of any space. It is a great way to make a fashion statement in front of your family and friends in terms of your home decorating choices.
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