Berber Rug Design in North Africa

by Ismail Rayan

A Berber rug is one of the most stylish rugs. It comes in a variety of styles. Berber rugs are actually carpets hand woven by the Berber ethnic group in North Africa . The rugs come in modern and traditional styles, which are characterized by different fabric textures, knotting patterns and colors. These rugs vary in price, depending on their quality, but they can also be very expensive, due to their rarity and unique design. Most consumers choose to use a Berber rug for interior use, especially if it matches the existing color and design theme of their home.

Moroccan rounded rug

The origin of the berber moroccan rug dates back to ancient times. They are believed to have been made by nomadic tribes from the Atlas Mountains who could make fine art using different animal skins and wool gathered from the different locations they stopped at. They made beautiful and intricate designs on sticks and used them as decorative pieces. It was not until the thirteenth century that they were developed into what we know today as the modern berber rug.

The first moroccan rugs to be found in Europe were not made using wool, as we know it today. They were made using Berber fiber. Berber is a weaving fiber obtained from wool, cotton and many other sources.

The modern berber rugs are made using wool obtained from sheep of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. They use wool that is taken from the wool of sheep. This is one of the few areas in the world where sheep are raised for breeding purposes and they are known for being resistant to pests, disease and fungi. It is also known for having some of the best quality wool in the world.


The patterns used on these rugs are typically very complex and include geometric figures, animals, tribal motifs and more. They represent life on earth as well as have deep symbolic meaning. Some of the more common symbols used include animals, plants and tree-like motifs. A good example would be the Moroccan national emblem.

The popularity of berber rugs has transcended throughout generations. In addition to their beauty, they are durable and easy to care for. Their material is never damaged by rain, sunlight or dampness. They can withstand high temperatures and stand up to heavy footsteps. They do not shrink or become threadbare. Most importantly, they never go out of fashion.


North Africa is a haven for unique rug manufacturers. The soil in North Africa provides many opportunities for the creative people of Morocco. The expansive arid landscape of the country provides a rich source of inspiration for the skilled artisans who produce berber rugs and floor coverings. These unique designs are unique to North Africa as a whole but each region has its own style that can be discussed.

For example, the diamond pattern berber of Morocco has a unique, geometrical shape that is not found in any other place on the globe. The "tribal" design or the looped pattern is commonly found in the Moroccan rugs and has become known as the "Tribal berber rug". Many Moroccan tribes such as Beni ourain , Azilal and Boujaad have a traditional moroccan ambiance that makes it a haven for those looking for unique designs in floor coverings and rugs. If you are looking for a unique, quality berber rug that is not commonly found in the United States, you should definitely consider looking at the new designs available in North Africa.


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