Moroccan carpet Beni Ouarain 100 % Wool
Hand woven in the Middle Atlas by Berber women, the Beni Ouarain is the emblematic carpet of Morocco. It will suit all styles of interiors.
Moroccan Berber rugs are often made of natural wool and are characterized by geometric patterns and bright colors. Moroccan rugs are appreciated worldwide for their beauty, quality and durability. They are often used to decorate homes and living spaces. There are several styles of Moroccan rugs, each with its own distinctive patterns and colors, such as Beni Ouarain rugs, Azilal rugs and Boucherouite rugs.
The Beni Ouarain are a Berber tribe that lives mainly in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Beni Ouarain carpets are traditional carpets made by the women of this tribe for generations. These rugs are hand-woven from sheep's wool and simple geometric patterns in black and white or beige. Beni Ouarain rugs are known for their quality and durability, as well as their minimalist and timeless aesthetic.
Beni Ouarain rugs became popular in the 1920s and 1930s when European modernist designers discovered them and began using them in their projects. Since then, these rugs have been widely exported and have become very popular around the world because of their aesthetic beauty and uniqueness.
Moroccan rugs are handmade by local artisans using traditional techniques. The manufacturing process may vary slightly depending on the region and tribe.
Here are the general steps in making a Moroccan carpet:
1. Selection of materials: Moroccan carpets are often made from sheep or goat wool, or vegetable fibers like cotton or sisal. Artisans select quality materials to ensure the durability and beauty of the carpet.
2. Dyeing of yarns: Wool or cotton yarns are dyed in natural color baths based on plants or synthetic pigments. Traditional Moroccan carpet colors include red, blue, green, yellow and black.
3. Yarn Weaving: The dyed yarns are then woven by hand on a vertical loom. Artisans use special weaving techniques to create the geometric and abstract patterns characteristic of Moroccan rugs.
4. Finishing: Once the weaving is complete, the artisans cut off excess threads and add bangs or other decorations to each end of the rug.
5. Washing and drying: The carpet is then washed with water to remove dust and dirt particles and air dried.
6. Final Finishing: Finally, the artisans check the rug to make sure it is in perfect condition, making final touches if necessary.
The process of making a Moroccan rug can take weeks or months, depending on the size and complexity of the rug. It is a painstaking process that requires a great deal of patience and craftsmanship, and this is what makes each Moroccan rug unique and precious.
To maintain a wool carpet, here are some steps to follow
1. Vacuum the carpet regularly to remove dust and dirt particles. It is recommended to vacuum at least once a week, or more often in high traffic areas.
2. If the carpet becomes stained, clean it quickly with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid using hot water or scrubbing too hard to avoid damaging the fibers.
3. Use a carpet cleaner specially designed for wool carpets if the carpet needs a thorough cleaning. Be sure to follow the label instructions and test the product on a small, inconspicuous area of the carpet before using it on the entire surface.
4. Avoid placing the wool carpet in areas of high humidity or direct sunlight, as this can damage the fibers.
5. Rotate the rug regularly to prevent premature wear in high traffic areas.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your wool carpet clean and in good condition for many years.
Natural wool may contain small fibers that come to the surface, but this will fade over time.
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