moroccan rug 4.49ft X 8.20ft GRAY Berber, GREY Flat woven Wool grey Area Rug, Moroccan Berber grey rug, Moroccan rug
Authentic rug fully handmade from the 100% Natural hand spun wool. Made by hand and woven by the Berbers women of tribe in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
The Moroccan berber rugs are luxurious and perfect for any room and decor, and could be used as a rug for any room or wall hanging like they are traditionally used.
Featuring a decorated abstract design with Berber graphics, every rug is personally chosen to offer you the most beautiful Berber rugs.
The Moroccan berber rugs are handcrafted by craftswomen and are truly originals, and no two are alike.
Room: Living Room
The measurements :
- length: 8,20 feet
Country/Region of Manufacture: Morocco
Style: Berber Tribal
Regional Design: Moroccan
Excellent condition. Beautiful rug. Please look carefully at all the pictures for details, I can send more pictures if you want to have a better idea of how it looks.
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The beginnings of Berber carpet, its origin and meaning of his reasons goes way back. It does not fall Oriental rugs of the Islamic era but similarities in knotting technique and shows some patterns common roots, which probably dates back to Neolithic Asia Minor. Away from the great civilizations of antiquity and cultural exchanges far the Silk Road, the Berber carpet has kept its originality in the mountainous regions of the Atlas and the Atlantic plains.
When we compare the patterns of Berber carpet signs of cave art and artifacts of early human cultures, we find the same principles in the use of signs and forms and you will discover some surprising similarities or correspondence, even with the phenomena of the upper Palaeolithic of Europe, the Neolithic East and the Mediterranean basin. Thus, the Berber carpet may perhaps be regarded as the last testimony of this archaic world.
Anyway, language and abstract geometric Berber carpet is originally derived from the body of the form and function of human sex organs. Based on duality and the meeting of the two sexes, it becomes an expression of universal fertility magic, including any nature. Artistic creation of the Berber woman, his stack primarily reflects the phases of his life and experience his sexual life as a virgin, as a new bride, the union with man, pregnancy and childbirth.
The twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the beauty of carpets or wall hangings ("HANBEL"), and the place that this production were held in Morocco already highlighted.
Wall hangings ("HANBEL")
In the Middle Ages, the carpet was among the gifts won by foreign embassies or the pomp of a princely caravan where we saw the camels of silk and gold wire and carpets ("Zarabi ") of unparalleled beauty.
Among the different meanings that takes the term "zarabia" (carpet), of Arabic origin, we note particularly that of "flower bed" or even "what is stretched on the ground and on which rests." Berbérisée form is "tazerbyt."
Morocco, also uses the word "qtifa" of the same origin, which means the carpet woven wool generally high in areas of high altitude and in MarmouchaAïtOuaouzguite.
In the sixteenth century, John Leo Africanus (al-Hasan ibn Muhammad) stated that the carpet was part of a bride's trousseau Fez: "It still gives a long wool carpets of twenty cubits, and three blankets, one face cloth is a ... ". The carpets were also auctioned off to Fez and exported, particularly to Black Africa. They were known for their finesse in the majestic qubba ("dome" in Arabic), ablution centers for believers going to the mosque.
The carpet is the gift of choice and in the nineteenth century, the Moroccan rug was one of the most exported to Europe. We found a strong presence in France at the Universal Exhibitions of 1867, 1878 and 1889. At the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries, the carpet weaving was a highly present in almost all Moroccan cities.
In the twentieth century, the carpet industry is changing with the intervention of the Department of Arts and indigenous writing a book valuable but incomplete. Old specimens are still in some Moroccan museums (the Museum of Oudayas Rabat, Dar Batha Fez, Dar Si Said in Marrakech).
Experimental workshops were installed in some cities, including Rabat and techniques, new or renewed, manufacturing and dyeing have been studied and implemented. These workshops were developing models of old coins and prepared vegetable colors according to traditional recipes. These products, then available to the weavers of Rabat, Meknes and regions of Marrakech, have yielded carpets true to older models.
The "Berber carpet" or "tribal rug"
The carpet is a work of art based on a knowledge of ancient civilization of the peoples who, throughout history, expressed their knowledge through means ornaments, sculptures, poems, drawings, colors, etc. ...
The carpet is an art object produced in large families and living pastoral tradition in general farming and agriculture, so rural families. Manufacture of traditional carpets, in all its forms, requires the presence of certain conditions, resources and basic materials which include:
- Pure wool and healthy, as a raw material to be converted into various sizes and son on various properties, natural dyes
- Adequate equipment (loom) of different forms, depending on the desired use (see
- A competent mastering traditional weaving techniques and motifs.
Carpet weaving is an essential activity in some circles, because it plays a vital economic role in the livelihoods of families. He then enrolled in a traditional marketing method based on barter. In a household, men and women work together. The woman takes care of weaving rugs and modeling and the husband is responsible for commercialization in the weekly markets, and is in part against the purchase of food and other products they need to live.
Negotiation around a Berber carpet
On the artistic point of view, the best carpet is still done in some Berber regions based on local natural products (dyes). The decorative motifs used are the expression of the culture of the tribe which the product originates. These reasons relate the spirit of coexistence that has always existed in these tribes from a distant history with people of different beliefs and different civilizations (Muslims, Jews, Berbers, Christians).
Mastering the art of weaving carpets is transmitted from mother to daughter, which is a tradition of learning in rural areas.
The visual language of common traditional community as well as techniques for fingering the knot with the son of a weaving are learned on the job.
Decorative patterns appearing on the various weaves are very significant and differ from one tribe to another. The carpet is a Berber tradition rather because it is in the south of Morocco, in the High and Middle Atlas, which had its development (under the name "Tazarbit"). Ait Ouaouzguit Centre, in Ouarzazate province, is one of the main cradles of the artisanal production. This world-renowned center is located in the High Atlas, where the carpet manufacturing predominates.
AïtOuaouzguite carpet of the tribe of the region is the carpet Taznakhet High Atlas par excellence with sheep's wool worked better, bright colors and geometric patterns orderly.
Carpets Berber tradition are the largest category and the most representative in the global Moroccan rugs. This is typically a production of the Atlas decor and exceptional reasons, specific to each tribe precisely. It canbesubdivided as follows:
- Carpets of Middle Atlas (region of Meknes - Rabat), tribe-Zemmour-Zaer Zain-Bani-MtirSgougou Ait BeniM'guil.
The Middle Atlas houses the majority of the tribes that weave carpets. These carpets are known for their white velvet and silky. Nodes have a height which sometimes reaches 10 cm or more. These rugs are mattresses, blankets and show a simple decor made of diamonds. They are called "achdif." Middle Atlas carpets are woven using techniques that vary somewhat from one tribe to another.
Carpets, High Atlas:
The carpet of the High Atlas are woven using a technique similar to the carpet city. They are also called carpet AïtOuaouzguites tribe that inhabits the territory lying between Ouarzazate and Taznakht.
Carpets from the High Atlas Glaoua combine three techniques for producing textile: knotted tapestry weaving and flat structured symmetrical windows. Woven pattern lockstitch handcrafted, it is unique in its style combining in itself all the arts of weaving carpets since it is both woven, knotted and embroidered; Berbers tend son of on the sides, then fold in two tie together to get a bag for travel. Colorssuch as wool are of naturalorigin.
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