SOUK in the CITY
Chequered Berber Rugs S
Authentic, natural and a piece of the Moroccan soul
Beni Ouarain rugs have spirit and character. They are a reflection of the daily lives of the women who make it. Most vintage Beni rugs are cream (ivory) in color, although differences in tone are found depending on the color of the sheep. They are considered the most prestigious rugs in Morocco, made from the very best wool.
These timeless and tasteful rugs consist of typical diamond or zigzag patterns that beautifully match the Ivory field.
These particular pieces are unusually chequered, making it a unique addition to your home decor. A dazzling Beni Ouarain with a medium pile of 100% natural wool and tassels on the one side.
the cream wool is hand-knotted
beautiful blue, pink and ochre design brings color and playfulness to the rug
one of a kind
ca 1m50 x 1m
PLEASE NOTE: THIS RUG IS NOT MADE BY MACHINE. EACH PIECE IS A HANDMADE ITEM BY MOROCCAN ARTISANS, SO THERE MAY BE SLIGHT IMPERFECTIONS IN WEAVING, PATTERN, OR SHAPE. ALL VINTAGE OR OLDER ITEMS HAVE HAD A PREVIOUS LIFE. AS THESE RUGS WERE NOT ORIGINALLY MADE FOR RETAIL THERE MAY BE SLIGHT WEAR AND REPAIRS. WE DO NOT SEE THESE AS IMPERFECTION, BUT THE LOVE AND STORY BEHIND EACH PIECE.
During my purchasing trips to Morocco I always look for beautiful, unique pieces that fit nicely within our concept. I work with trustworthy suppliers who provide work to hundreds of women in the mountain areas. And I bid with the local merchants on the criée berbère of the carpet souks in the heart of Marrakech, skipping most intermediate channels!
Each rug is hand washed and (if necessary) repaired in Morocco before being shipped to Belgium. Any restorations were done by hand by skilled artisans in the traditional methods and with materials to best suit its origins.
Rugs should be vacuumed regularly, and occasionally hung outside in the sunshine and fresh air to freshen them up and get rid of any loose dirt. We recommend only ever using mild soapy water to spot clean your carpet. Chemical cleaners and vintage textiles are definitely not friends - so keep cleaning simple and to the basics.
If your rug is in need of a deeper clean due to spills or wear, contact a professional rug cleaning service in your area.
Due to their handwoven and unique nature - irregularities in shape and colour can be expected, and are what add to their beauty, character and value.
Chequered Berber Rugs S