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Beni Ourain Rug by Cooperative Azta

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.

Approx. Size 10ft 1in x 6ft 4in x 1in or 3m 8cm x 1m 92cm x 3cm

6760 includes standard shipping to
Price in Morocco: 8314 Dh

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Itto Mahboub from Souq El Hed, Morocco

handmade by

Itto Mahboub

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Cooperative Azta

Itto Mahboub was born in 1984 and never attended school, but as a young girl she learned the art of ... show more Itto Mahboub was born in 1984 and never attended school, but as a young girl she learned the art of weaving from her mother. At an early age she married and became a mother to three children and now plays a valuable role in the cooperative.

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

Cotton from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Cotton

Cotton is used to create the warp of this item. While warps can be made ... show more Cotton is used to create the warp of this item. While warps can be made using wool, cotton is more commonly preferred because it helps ensure the rug shape does not warp over time.

Tadout - Wool from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Tadout - Wool

Wool from this area is of medium to long length. Medium to long length wool ... show more Wool from this area is of medium to long length. Medium to long length wool reflects the hot summers and cold winters, though not as extreme as the High Atlas. This wool length is important and medium to long length ensures that that the threads of wool are durable and do not overly shed. This is comparison to short wool from southern Morocco, which can shed much easier as the threads as the wool fibers are not long relative to else were in Morocco. Further, wool in the High Atlas is longer with creates highly durable thread. So while long thread does not shed, it also does not create any fraying at all. Wool from Mrirt strikes a popular balance between durablity, tightness of thread, while still just short enough to provide a gentle fray that is highly sought after.

Iseka from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Iseka

This set of wooden paddles studded with very thin nails is used to take the ... show more This set of wooden paddles studded with very thin nails is used to take the partially combed wool and create fine sheets of wool used to create wool string.

Vertical Loom from Souq El Hed, Morocco

Vertical Loom

Azta uses metal looms provided by the Ministry of Artisans at a local weaving center. ... show more Azta uses metal looms provided by the Ministry of Artisans at a local weaving center. However, if the women decide to weave at home, they're woven on a traditional wooden loom.


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