Why berber rugs?

The berber rugs use a language of simple geometric shapes to express the stories and phenomena of rural Berber lives such as nature to spirituality. The vitange berber rugs features a great richness of texture with natural colors and Berber pattern. This vintage Berber rug will bring warmth and comfort to your home atmosphere and create a unique ambience in your living space. 

Berber rugs


Moroccan Berber rugs are desirable for several reasons: its unique earthy character and asymmetry; its abstract effect is a soft woolen pile often woven silky. Weavers' creativity; their stunning inscriptions and symbols combined to create complex messages and stories rooted in Berber rural life . 

berber rugs

The motifs and their meanings form part of a tradition that has often remained independent, with many different Berber tribes prefering to remain isolated in their stable or semi-nomadic communities. But what do these beautiful designs mean, and how should we understand them?

Typically, designs relate to fertility, sex, survival, protection and the natural and agricultural world - most carpets are woven by family women in cohesive communities with strong cultural traditions

For example, the main "female" symbol (alone or as a network), lozenges, is perhaps the most important element in Berber carpets. Symbols of chevron, figure M and figure X are other important female symbols. While large diamonds can be a guardian resisting to ward off evil, it can also be used to represent feminine qualities as well as fertility. X can be seen as a body with arms and legs scattered

Why Berber rugs?

Male decorations tend to be straight lines, sticks, ribbons, or symbols such as twigs and stairs. These male motifs rarely appear in carpets alone, and it is often interesting that they can be seen on the outer edges of the carpet, or "contain" or protect female forms within these edges

What are Berber symbols?

Berber symbole  rugs

The meaning of many symbols has been lost over time, and although mothers and grandmothers have transcended specific forms and designs across generations, weavers may say they simply weave what they have learned and cannot express what it means. Berber designs, even when reflecting some tribal traditions and beliefs, were intensely personal, and to this end they must be interpreted carefully, because we simply do not know what some designs are intended or how to translate them. To do this, we also need to understand the songs, cultures and legends of different tribes. For example, Berber symbols are used in tattoos as well as carpets

It's amazing to know that some simple basic shapes used in barbarian carpets - lozenge, chevron, X-shape, straight line with hatching, and so on - can be found as abstract signs in European cave art and in the century or bone, dating from 30, 000 to 10,000 BC. Unlike any other carpet, the Berber carpet has preserved the original motifs from the earliest times

(There's little good information about the origin of the symbols used in Berber carpets like in beni ourain rugs and azilal rugs, but we always turn to Berber arts for real taste, and we liked reading Tommy Bruno Barbati "Berber Carpets of Morocco")

Best regard maroc tribal .

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