A collection of reversible wool flatweave rugs, handwoven in Morocco and inspired by classic Beni Ourain designs. These pieces are a bit thicker than your standard flatweave, with a wool warp that adds a pleasing heft and body. They also look equally good on both sides, should you be in the mood for something new.
A two-tone palette with subtle stripes makes this piece feel both neutral and lively, as does its hand-twisted fringe. Diamonds are a classic rug motif, especially in Moroccan pieces, where they helped form a foundation for the symbolic language used throughout weaving.
Deliciously soft and floppy thanks to their wool warp, these pieces are perfect for lounging. Wool, a staple in Moroccan rug design, was considered almost sacred to the Amazigh (Berber) people, whose nomadic lifestyle included sheep and goat herding. In addition to being available, wool is durable, long-lasting, and soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. In this piece, the wool pile is knotted onto a wool foundation, adding body and helping it hug the floor. Having stood the test of time, this hand-processed wool has reacted to its various environments, acquiring an untamed, nubby look and feel.
The artisans who wove this piece are women who inherited the craft from their mothers. Some weave at the atelier with each other; others work on their looms at home in Khenifra. Once associated with Zayane tribes, the town of Khenifra is a center for contemporary rug production. Today, rugs from this area are frequently inspired by the Beni M'rirt style, identifiable by their geometric motifs.