Are you looking for an incredible new rug to spruce up your home? Why not go with a traditional and luxurious Beni Ourain rug? These rugs are widely known for the fuzzy texture their wool gives them. Increasingly popular inside designer apartments and hip bistros, these fashionable rugs have a history that stretches back thousands of years to the Berber people of Africa. They’re a perfect example of a modern renaissance in an ancient technique.
Interested? Here’s everything you need to know about your new Berber rug.
A Carpet Millennia in the Making
Berber rugs have traditionally been made by desert tribesmen throughout North Africa for centuries. The ancient tribes of these desert people would select the best rug among dozens and use them as symbols of the tribe. All sorts of elaborate embroidery adorned these rugs. Each image that was carved into the rug usually had great significance to the people who made it. The rugs bore the name of the tribe as a symbol of their pride. For example, the Beni Ourain rug was originally made by the Beni Ourain tribe. (more…)