Beni Ourain Moroccan Shag Rug
- Handmade & Ethically Sourced
- Low stock - 1 item left
- Inventory on the way
- 4'11" x 2'6" x 1"
- Material: 100% Wool
- Technique: Amshtan, Tsagel, Spindle, Loom
- Handmade and designed by Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Beni Ourain rugs are famous for their black and white traditional design. This style comes from the High and Middle Atlas Mountains, and is not only made as a practical warm rug, but also as a decorative rug for celebrations. This simple plush rug can add warmth and a traditional Moroccan feel to any room.
Meet the Artisans
Naima Sahl: Naima was born in 1995 in Ixf N'Ighir. Naima left school at a young age after sixth grade to get married, but is now divorced. Naima joined the cooperative and was able to learn the craft of weaving from the rest of the women. Naima hopes that the products of her valley can one day become famous all over the world.
About Cooperative Ikhf N'Ighir
Cooperative Ixf N'Ighir was created by a group of women of the village of Ixf N'Ighir in order to sell their products in an organized fashion. Kaltoum Hakout, one of the women of the cooperative, approached a group women of the village as everyone sat washing family clothes, and she encouraged them to come together to create a cooperative of their own. Each woman that she approached spread the word, and now about 20 women are part of the cooperative of Ixf N'Iger, a village carved into the edges of the valley of Ait Bouguemez, a common village for tourists to visit. All the women of the cooperative are weavers, specializing in Beni Ourain rugs, which are famous for their geometric patterns.