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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.
Approx. Size 6ft 3in x 4ft 9in x 1in or 1m 90cm x 1m 44cm x 3cm
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Naima Mehboub was born just a few kilometers outside of Oued Ifrane. She is married to a day laborer who ... show more Naima Mehboub was born just a few kilometers outside of Oued Ifrane. She is married to a day laborer who works in agriculture and construction. Naima and her husband currently have three boys and one girl. Many women in the village know her as a fun person and super easy going – characteristics of a great weaving partner. Naima is currently studying basic math, reading and writing at classes provided by a local association.
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.
The wool in this product is sheared from local sheep and is synthetically died to ... show more The wool in this product is sheared from local sheep and is synthetically died to create the colors that you see.
It is a type of thread that is used in the weaving web. It is ... show more It is a type of thread that is used in the weaving web. It is made of cotton and not wool and can be tainted in any color that is going to be seen on the weaved product.
Nahda uses metal looms provided by the Ministry of Artisans at a local weaving center. ... show more Nahda 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.
The taska is used after every new row is added to a carpet. It helps ... show more The taska is used after every new row is added to a carpet. It helps to compress the weave and keep everything in alignment.
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.