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Beni Ourain rugs are famous for their black and white traditional design. This style comes from the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, and is not only made as a practical warm rug, but also as a decorative rug for celebrations. This simple plush rug can add warmth and a traditional Moroccan feel to any room.

Approx. Size 6ft 11in x 3ft 2in x 1in or 2m 11cm x 96cm x 3cm

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Price in Morocco: 3160 Dh

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Malika Sahl  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

handmade by

Malika Sahl

at

Cooperative Ixf N'Ighir

Malika Sahl was born in 1990 in Ixf N'Ighir. She never had the opportunity to attend school because her father ... show more Malika Sahl was born in 1990 in Ixf N'Ighir. She never had the opportunity to attend school because her father wanted her to stay home to attend to the rest of the children. She is now married and is the mother of two. As a member of the cooperative she hopes that they can succeed and improve the living standards of those in the village.

This Original Item was Handmade using the Local Materials and Tools Below

Wool  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Wool

This genuine natural wool comes from local sheep herds and can be found in souk, ... show more This genuine natural wool comes from local sheep herds and can be found in souk, or marketplace. However, this cooperative only uses wool made from their homes and sheep, rather than buying it at the souk.

Thread from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Thread

This rug is made using a 100% cotton warp. Cotton warp provides strong integrity of ... show more This rug is made using a 100% cotton warp. Cotton warp provides strong integrity of the rug over time.

Amshtan  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Amshtan

The Amshtan is the traditional tool used to clean out and spin natural wool. show more The Amshtan is the traditional tool used to clean out and spin natural wool.

Tsagel  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Tsagel

The Tsagel is made from iron and is used to press down each level of ... show more The Tsagel is made from iron and is used to press down each level of warp as the rug is woven.

Spindle from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Spindle

This wooden tool takes freshly cleaned wool and spins it into thick thread that can ... show more This wooden tool takes freshly cleaned wool and spins it into thick thread that can be used to weave.

Loom  from Ait Bouguemez, Morocco

Loom

This single, tried and true loom, which the woman believe is nearly 50 years old, ... show more This single, tried and true loom, which the woman believe is nearly 50 years old, is now the Ixf N'Ghir Cooperative's workhorse. When the loom was created, it was likely controversial because the wood was expensive to source. It would take a whole village to invest in one. As such, only a couple of looms like these exist in Ixf N'ghir and are passed from family to family throughout the year.


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