TYPOLOGY OF BERBER RUGS

by Ismail Rayan

Morocco and its regions are full of cultural specificities, which gives us a very wide choice of handmade rugs! 

Here are some essential types of moroccan rugs

 

  • Boucherouite rug : 

The Boucherouite rug is undoubtedly the most busy carpet model in history! This carpet is originally made from scrap fabrics recovered and recycled by weavers (wool, cotton, upholstery, djellabas, caftans). A real explosion of colors, the Boucherouite brings a bohemian and offbeat touch to

the atmosphere of your room.

 

Moroccan Boucherouite rug

 

  • Zanafi rug : 

The Zanafi rug owes its name to the tribe of the same name, located in the mountains of the Moroccan High Atlas. This type is distinguished by its original weaving, and most often has two dominant colors (black and white for example). This wool woven rug is flat and has straight lines, geometric patterns woven in relief and fringes on the sides.

It has the distinction of being reversible! 

 

zanafi rug

 

 

 

  • Beni ourain rug : 

A must! The Beni Ourain rug comes to us from the Atlas Mountains, where the winters are particularly cold.

In the past, carpets served as a seat and cover for tribes who lived in tents. This type of carpet is distinguished by the softness and density of its wool, coming from the first shearing of Berber sheep "Marmoucha", a breed specific to this region.
Carpets of this type are white or beige, with minimalist patterns (lines, diamonds, dots). Considering the rarity of the wool used to make an authentic Beni Ouarain, it is the most expensive carpet model.
Beni Ouarain carpet will bring warmth, softness and refinement to your interior!

 

moroccan beni ourain rug

 

 

  • Azilal rug : 

Azilal rugs are true works of art. Inspired by Beni Ourain and Boucherouite, this type of carpet from the Azilal region is originally an intimate piece that symbolizes identity and family dimension. This type of carpet has started to be marketed recently (only about 20 years ago). This carpet, made of wool (sometimes mixing wool and cotton), offers real freedom of expression to weavers, who weave more free and variable patterns that can be found on a Beni Ouarain for example. The wool may be less dense than on a Beni Ouarain because the hair is shorter and the weaving technique different. the Azilal remains a soft and very comfortable model!

azilal rug

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