The best Berber carpet Choice : Ourika Rug
The Ourika rug comes from the Ourika Valley, located 30 kilometers from Marrakech and belongs to the Masmoudas tribe. Despite the proximity to Marrakech, it is considered as a relatively preserved valley, where the nature and the traditional mountain lifestyle is still very present. The bold and colorful shape pattern will bring a lot of positivity, authenticity and character to your home decoration. The rug can serve as a little bathroom or kitchen and it’s also great in a children’s room – They will definitely love it ! The rugs of Ourika are often associated with the Azilal rug, which are produced a little further up in the High Atlas Mountains. Both of these rugs feature freedom in their design, combining with some irregular patterns, just like nature is after all, perfect in its imperfection. These rugs preserve the Berber cultural presence and invite you to participate in the preservation of this timeless art by supporting the work of the local artisans.
Ourika Tribe Rug style
Ourika rug features ancestral motifs, combining with tribal symbols and abstract irregular colorful design. Moroccan rug is the silent writing without words of the weavers. Most of the women living in isolated villages never got the chance to go to school and learn how to write or read. Their stunning rugs are the only way for them to express their feelings. Marriage is the high point and turning point in her life, when she leaves her family in early life, to bear children in new surroundings. It’s clear that this capital event must be recorded inside the rug. The Berber woman is closely linked to her carpet. She weaves and knots at her own loom at home in the village. She is then actively creative and works freestyle with only her experience and patience. The particular knot allows her, while remaining tied to the traditional forms of her tribe, to introduce her own intuition and imagination, her wishes and cares in her work.