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Moroccan culture - A brief summary

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Moroccan culture - A brief summary

Moroccan society comes from an agropastoral tradition, where honesty is placed in the rank of virtue....

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The Beni Ouarain Weavers VS Competition from Cheap Knock-offs

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The Beni Ouarain Weavers VS Competition from Cheap Knock-offs

Without doubt, the most famous of the Moroccan Amazigh (Berber) carpets are those of the Beni Ouarain, a confederation of seventeen Amazigh tribes.  Now their unique corner of the carpet market is under threat from cheap Chinese, Turkish Indian and Egyptian copies Located in the Middle Atlas, the nomadic Beni Ouarain probably began to settle south and southeast of the range of mountains known as Jebel Bouiblane around the 9th century AD, but it is suspected that the flat weaving tradition they brought with them is considerably older. Genuine Beni Ouarain carpets are much sought after and the demand for...

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