The Handmade Beni Ourain Rug

Nothing says truly warm and welcoming like the right rug. Such is the case with Berber rugs. These rugs are made using wonderful materials that have been hand gathered by skilled tribes people. A room that is devoted to tradition is one that reminds people of history. When people buy Berber rugs, they buy something that is all about the use of traditional materials. Using traditional materials in any home has tremendous advantages. Traditional materials look fabulous and they can also stand up to years of use and still look just as good. In fact, over time a traditional Berber rug will often look even better as it develops an impressive patina. The fibers remain strong but the overall effect is even more soft and warm.

Handmade by Artisans

The tribal people of the Atlas Mountains in the highlands of Morocco know exactly what to do with their local wool. They have beloved sheep that they carefully tend. These sheep are heartier than other breeds. They have been specially bred to endure the cold outside in the mountain air. As a result, they grow thick wool that is even thicker than can be found in many breeds of other sheep. The wool is highly prized by those who love and admire fine materials. Once the wool grows to the right size, it is time to harvest it from the sheep. They closely shave the sheep so as to get as much wool as possible from each sheep they own and keep.

Spinning It

Once they have the wool they want from the sheep, they can then use the wool to create their much admired rugs. The wool is cleaned and any impurities are carefully removed. The net result is wool that can be easily dyed and turned into a lovely design that any homeowner can cherish. Each tribes person can examine the wool and think about how they plan to use it for their rug. Many people have spent years training and studying to learn how best to create a Berber rug. As a result, they know how to take each skein and use it well. The wool is spun and then turned into some of the finest material for rugs anywhere on the globe.

A Lovely Product

Each bit of wool is used to create a specific pattern that will eventually become a whole rug. Rugs greatly vary in size. Small rugs are a great addition to any home. A small rug makes the perfect thing to put in front of the door to welcome guests. It also makes a cozy addition to any bedroom, allowing the occupant to have something they can use each day as they wake up and need to have a space to rest their feet as they get ready for the day. Larger rugs are also adored by those who appreciate fine quality rugs and want something special for their personal spaces. Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs are a very wonderful thing to have on hand.