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Beni Ourain Rug
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Handmade by the Following Members of Cooperative Azta
Mina was born in 1964 in Skhirat. She is a relative to Naima Mahboub from the cooperative Nahda and is a married mother to one child. She does not have a formal education, however, she spent her childhood learning the craft of weaving from her mother.
8ft 1in x 2ft 7in x 1in
2m 47cm x 78cm x 2cm
Tadout - Wool
Product ID: 17057
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Beni Ourain style rugs are pile knot rugs intricately designed and are used as two sided rugs in Oued Ifrane. There is the summer side, when the pile side is placed face down on the ground to keep things cooler. During the winter, the pile side is placed up to keep things warmer. You can find these carpets with natural wool from the local sheep or cotton yarn bought from the village market. Depending on the size of the rug, it can take weeks to create. Each knot needs to be individually tied and cut, so one person is only able to create a meter in two weeks.
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