Favorite on the carpet berbere: Beni Ouarain!
Hello the addicts of beautiful and authentic! Today I would like to tell you about my last favorite: the Berber carpet “Beni Ouarain”.
Indeed, I love its texture, especially the fact that it is a handmade creation, handmade, developed by the Berber weavers at the cost of extraordinary patience.
Also before you share the models I have selected, let’s talk a little about its origin.
Carpet Berbers of Morocco: The symbolic, Origins and meanings:
I recently acquired a fantastic book: Carpet Berberes of Morocco by Bruno Barbatti (author) that brings together the history of the beginnings of the Berber carpet, the origin and meaning of his motifs.
I will quote you a (LONG) paragraph that I find very interesting:
“The high artistic value of the Berber tribes ‘ carpet has already inspired artists such as Paul Klee and Le Corbusier. The authentic Berber carpet does not descend from the well-known oriental rugs of the Islamic era; But the similarity of knotting and certain motifs indicates common roots, which go back to the Neolithic era of Asia Minor. The Berber carpet, in the mountainous regions of the Atlas and the Atlantic Plains, has kept its originality.
The author brings the motifs of the Berber carpet closer to the signs of the parietal art and artifacts of the first cultures of man. It shows that the Berber carpet knows the same principles in the use of signs and forms as the phenomena of the Upper paleolithic of Europe and the Neolithic of the Orient and the Mediterranean basin.
Thus, the Berber rug can be considered as the last authentic testimony of this archaic world. The abstract and geometric language of the Berber carpet derives from the origin of the body and the shape and function of human sexual organs. It is based on duality as well, the encounter of both sexes that becomes the expression of a magic of fertility. Once this expression was universal and included all nature.
Artistic creation of the Berber woman, her carpet reflects above all the phases of her life and the experience of her sexual life: as a virgin, as a new bride, union with man, pregnancy and childbirth “.
I join you both the link of the carpet book Berbere of Morocco Here, if you are passionate about the cultural and historical richness that lurks through our everyday objects, you will enjoy this reading!
Finish the course of stories, place au beau, with the selection of the models that have seduced me:
First of all, what I like about these rugs is the modesty of the motifs and their geometric shapes. Indeed, this rug adds a warm and cosy touch to your interior. It easily fits any decoration. On the contrary, from the bohemian to the contemporary, I find the contrast of these two worlds very interesting.
At this moment the tendency would rather be to mix the Berber carpet: Beni Ouarain with a luminous decoration. For example Swedish Nordic atmosphere, as below:
So you will have understood that acquiring a Berber rug is not only based on the influence of a trend. On the contrary it is also to be admiring a rare piece, filled with meaning.
It’s a room you won’t get tired of, and you won’t change so fast!
Here are some sites that will make you happy, as well as my selection in the “Shop le Beni Ouarain”:
Obviously, as usual, you will find all the qualities and prices to satisfy the budget of each. Feel free to share your favorite style as well as your;) shopping tips!
Finally, if you want to give an even more original touch to your interior, discover the “Emmanuelle armchair“ here, good reading!
From this step I fenshuisé to Yoga, to later, cheers with Love, Gailhac.