A Berber rug handcrafted by weavers
Nothing could accent a high-end vintage and luxury home than a Berber rug handcrafted by weavers. These vintage Berber rugs are made by professional master weavers who are expert in their crafts. The Berber rugs are handcrafted and being made by sheared wool.
Do you want to know more about Berber carpets, their uses and benefits? Let’s proceed below:
What is a Berber rug?
Moroccan Berber rugs are unique and handcrafted. Berber rugs can also be described as flecks of color in neutral or light color pallets. The color flecks are similar to those that you can find in nature such as tan rust and brown colors. These are commonly associated with more casual looks.
These rugs contain a fascinating history behind these. Surprisingly, these have been manufactured since the 7th century A.D. Because weaving Berber rugs was Berber women's responsibility. They were responsible to keep and pass down the knowledge of weaving Berber rugs.
They also used to pass their family’s weaving secrets, looping techniques, colors and patterns that should be used. Due to which the history of Berber rug weaving was passed down to the matrilineally with each woman's subsequent generation.
Uses of Berber rug
In earlier history Berber rugs were being used for multiple purposes including:
- Horse covers
- Sleeping mats
- Prayer mats
- Also, in a wide variety of other utilities within tribal groups.
However, over the years the demand for Berber rugs increased and these beautiful Moroccan rugs started to come outside Morocco.
Later, these started to be seen as especially good gifts. Due to which these started to be placed in important sites and palaces. However, with some more time passed, these rugs became the forefront of rugs world and people started to incorporate these rugs as a major part of t