Vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain Rugs were handwoven by the women in villages of the Middle Atlas Mountain region of Morocco. This soft cream and brown wool rug was made with a short, loop pile. Due to the harsh climate of the mountains thick rugs were used as warm bedding, sleeping mats, and floor covering. Vintage, one-of-a-kind handmade, Beni Ourain rugs are often woven to be reversible with a longer pile on one side and flat surface on the opposite side.
Weaving rugs is one of the oldest Moroccan traditions and it is truly an art form. Each rug tells a unique story told by the weaver using specific symbols or colors. The techniques and symbols used by the weaver were passed down generation to generation. While the rugs were used to protect the body from the elements they were also meant to protect the spirit from negative energy.
Shake or beat your vintage Moroccan Beni Ourain rug outside weekly and once a year leave it drink in the sun for a day. Vacuum using the hand attachment to prevent damage to the knots and wool fibers. Flip the rug and vacuum the opposite side every other month. Professionally wash it every few years but avoid dry cleaning or steaming.
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