New made Beni Ouarain rug in large size
This is a large Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpet. It is handwoven by craftswomen from the Berber tribes in the Middle Atlas Mountains. The rug is new made and has a contemporary look and feel to it.
It has a medium thick pile of wool, which is about 5 cm in height and feels very comfy under your feet.
It has a soft black geometric pattern on a natural white wool background.
This Beni Ouarain rug has a large size of 190cm wide and 280cm long excluding the fringes and 305cm long including fringes both ends.
Beni Ouarain rugs are made by a group of Berber tribes living in the North Eastern part of the Middle Atlas Mountains. This area is particularly well suited for raising sheep for the wool used in these rugs. The Beni Ouarain tribes live a semi nomadic life: moving their flock to the higher mountain areas in spring and returning to the lowland during colder months. Semi nomadism is still there today although they may move their sheep and goods by truck and live only a portion of the year in tents, returning to permanent houses in winter.
As with all tribal rugs, the maker weaves a free chosen pattern that she invests while weaving. This makes the weaver herself the artist of the rug instead of ‘simply’ executing a specific drawing or cartoon. In case of the Beni Ouarain rug, she often chooses an overall diamond motif in black of brown on a background of undyed natural wool.
Beni Ouarain rug are always loosely knotted with a rather flexible handle. The generally are simple in design as the Beni Ouarain carpets were initially produced mainly for personal needs and for everyday use so a simple design was preferred above a more elaborate and complex decoration.
Typical for handmade rugs is that they do not necessarily have perfect symmetrical designs. They have imperfections in design and this is also part of the charm of handwoven rugs and adds character.
What is the best style to go with Beni Ouarain carpets
Modernist architects and designers such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright and Ray and Charles Eames integrated Moroccan Beni Ouarain carpets into their interiors to contrast with the clean lines of 20th century interiors.
Appreciation of the spontaneous and bold character of Moroccan Berber carpets began in the 1920ies and 30ies and they are still perfect in homes today because of their monochrome shades and their simple geometric design. These rugs are perfect for modern interiors and also work well with Scandinavian, bohemian, Kinfolk and more ethnic interiors.
In what room shall I use a Beni Ouarain rug
The Beni Ouarain rug is a great all rounder for any room! It works well as a bedroom rug but also suits as living room floor covering or in a playroom. It adds a subtle pattern as well as texture to the room without competing with other items. But the Beni rug is much more than just a background player. Its geometric design won’t go unnoticed and the rug will zone the area, create comfort under your feet and a cosy feel will be achieved through its texture.
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Rug making is a long process and forms an integral part of the Berber communities. Knowledge and skills about weaving are passed on from one generation to the next, from mother to daughter. Skills are acquired by observation and practice and require self discipline. It is largely a female activity, as initially weaving was part of the household tasks of a woman.
The new made Beni Ourain rugs are handmade in cooperatives where they use 100% organic wool. All materials are sourced locally and help maintain the ecology of the environment around the Middle Atlas area through effective land and livestock management.
Looking after your rug
It is sensible to give your rug a good shake outside every couple of months and hoover it regularly. If your rug starts to look a little flat, a suitable tip is to vacuum it on the opposite direction of the pile, to help give it some life again. Every four or five times you hoover your rug, make sure the reverse is also vacuumed because just as much dust an accumulate there, as on the front.
The quicker you deal with spills, the less chance there is of it staining. the effective way to treat a spill, for example red wine, is to apply water to begin with to dilute the stain, followed by mopping it with a kitchen towel straight away. Start from the outside of the stain and work inwards to limit the affected area, but do not rub the stain as this wcan damage the yarn. Once a carpet gets wet, it is important to dry it out thoroughly afterwards, to prevent the wool from rotting. Don’t use any bleach or chemical treatments as they might take the stain out, but leave a white stain instead. When in doubt, professional carpet cleaning will always remain the best choice. If you need advice on this, pleased get in touch.
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