Beni Ouarain Rugs and Carpets
Beni Ouarain is a region to the northeast of the Moroccan Atlas mountain range. The habitants are just over a dozen Berebere tribes that are dedicated to animal grazing in the extremely harsh climate. Their carpets are part of their family inheritance and are passed on from one generation to another. They are used. Their exact age is not especified, not even their owners can tell, just approximately.
The carpets of this region are characterized by their softness and intense white colour with golden flashes of their wool, their archaic tribal designs and their incredible fluffiness. If one steps barefoot on one of these rugs, the pleasant sensation of their soft touch is unmistakable. Their designs are made with wool of different colours.
The Beni Ouarain rugs are highly recognized in the world of design and decoration for its high quality, simplicity in design and not too many contrasting colours and its vintage character.
Every year we make several trips to this mountainous area, buying the carpets one by one to add them to our catalogue. We inlcude photographs of the proud owners of the rugs we buy (if they allow us) thus certifying their origin. Each Beni Ouarain carpet is accompanied by a Certificate of origin.
Each Beni Ouarain rug or carpet has its history or a story to be told, depending upon its age, the owner, their family members and their circumstances. These are kept as a family treasure to be used in time of need. Most of the times, the owner is a woman and she dominates completely the transaction leaving the male without a chance of intervention or decision. The man watches patiently in silence respectfully and accepting her final agreement to the deal. We like to photograph, (if allowed) the owners, family members and their houses so as to make it a part of the history of the item sold by them, having parted from their family treasure. This forms part of its beauty and authenticity and each carpet carries a curious history within.
All these factors make the Beni Ouarain rug or carpet a unique piece of art and of a high quality. In fact no two rugs are same and each reference is unique and has only one piece in our stock.
The rugs or carpets have been throughly washed and disinfected. They can be washed with water and soap without any fear of fading.
If upon receiving your Beni Ouarain rug, if it doesn't fit or suit your liking, we can change it for you or refund its value.
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