In the abundant and varied universe of rug, there is a type of design that we particularly like at AFK Living: the rug Berber. What is its history, how is it made, what are the most popular designs?
You will know everything about the rug Berber after reading this article!
The origin of the rug Berber
Basically, the name "Berber" refers to an ethnic group from North Africa. This population has a very rich and diverse culture, which is found in several countries such as Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia...
The rug Berber are extremely old (since the Paleolithic era!). They were mainly hand woven by women. Indeed, the men were in charge of the cattle and the search for water sources as well as the shelters. This allowed them to have wool, cotton and plants so that the women could weave and dye the raw material. The women were not only in charge of weaving, but also of making various objects necessary for daily life.
The Berber tribes are the origin of the various types of rug Berber or kilims. The region of origin of each tribe defines the characteristics and appearance of the traditional rug . In general, they are recognized by their patterns based on lines. However, there are also those with geometric patterns and those with specific decorations. For example, Berber rug from Morocco often have braided or combed bangs.
The particularities of the rug Berber
The rug Berber bring warmth and comfort in a room. They will have their place in the whole house, whether it is the living room, the bedroom or the kitchen. Just make sure that the design and color are in harmony with the room where you want to install it.
However, the good rug Berber depends rather on your taste because the particularity of the rug Berber depend on their origin. The most famous is the one coming from Béni Ouarain with its sober colors decorated with geometrical lines of dark or bright color.
Those of the region of Mrirt are distinguished by their thickness of wool compared to those of Béni Ouarain. The weaving of rug Berber of Mrirt is also denser which gives them a silky aspect.
Among other famous models, we can also talk about rug Azilal. They can be recognized by their varied and colorful patterns as well as their short hair. They are well suited for a bedroom or a living room design.
If you appreciate the colors and geometric patterns on a rug Berber, you will find your happiness with rug kilims Boucherouite.
The rug Berber vintag
The particularity of the vintage style is surely the retro side but nevertheless timeless. The villages of Boujaad and Zayane are the most famous for being the origin of many vintage Berber rug .
If you want to decorate your home in the vintage style, here are some suggestions to make the whole look coherent. First of all, you should know that the vintage look is based on designer furniture in dark colours. The style of the 50s and 60s is perfectly suited to a design based on clean lines and wooden or steel furniture.
Secondly, you can combine aged looking objects with modern decorating accessories. Last but not least, the vintage look wouldn't be perfect without choosing bright colors for your accessories (chairs, small furniture and a vintage rug berber!)