BENI MRIRT COLLECTION

BENI MRIRT RUG COLLECTION

Our Beni Mrirt collection is made exclusively of handmade carpets.
Beni Mrirt rugs are generally large and certainly the most sought after Moroccan rugs.

Carpets from Berber tribes of the Middle Atlas, hand-woven by the women of Beni Mrirt and its surroundings.

Berber rugs of high quality

The primary function of these carpets was to protect the Berber tribes from the cold of the Atlas Mountains.
Spread on the ground under the tents, their thick, resistant and comfortable structure formed a protective barrier under the tents with frozen floors.
They were also used as a cover, thus abandoning the decorative side.

Attracted by these minimalist designs, Henri Matisse drew inspiration from them in many works.  But it is from the 70s, that these carpets enter the interior decor of Western countries.

An exceptional wool

The wool comes from the Marmoucha breed, rustic sheep whose wool is characterized by ivory and golden reflections. A rare wool explaining the value of carpets

Specific tribal motifs

The tribes of Beni Mrirt remain distant from other Berber tribes, a reality largely to a steep mountainous relief.

A situation that explains very different patterns of decorative influences of other tribes. Isolated in the north-east of the Middle Atlas, the Beni Mrirt consist of asymmetrical geometric patterns, minimalist drawings where we find lines, diamonds and triangles woven on virgin wool.