Berber carpets differ from one region to another: each region has its own specificity in the production of carpets. Find our Berber carpets and discover their history.
Short history of the Berber carpet
The Berber carpet, like all other Moroccan carpets, is the fruit of the imagination of the Berber population. It transcends its utilitarian function, as it constitutes an important element of its cultural and religious environment. In this Berber carpet, everything has a meaning and carries multiple meanings. The colors are significant, and the tribal signs that this product continues to carry are also indicative. Berber carpets woven in different Berber tribes are often made of pure wool. They are decorated with simple geometric shapes such as triangle, rectangle and squares. Here is an example:
Berber carpets by region
The Great Atlas, the Great Atlas of Zerbi, the Crusades of Morocco, and Eastern Morocco, are all names of the richness and diversity of Moroccan Berber carpets and in order to reveal to each one their origin, they bear the name of the tribe to which they belong. They are characterized by the precision of their weaving, the consistency of their colors and their decoration of geometry. These types of Moroccan carpets, known as Beni Ouarain, Kilim, Azilal or Boucherouite, are made from plant products and several types of colors. Each region uses different types of wool according to its specificity, and their colors are specific to reflect the nature of that region. The colors are diversified: red, natural blue, black, yellow and orange.
The embroidery is done thanks to the patience of the craftsmen who work in the traditional Berber carpet workshops. Each Moroccan Berber carpet is a masterpiece, with a different expression. Berber carpets are not only a masterpiece, or a tool for daily use, but an expression of the life of a particular region or tribe. The original Berber carpet is a result of traditional craftsmanship in the Kingdom and in North Africa because of its ancient history, which is rich in symbols, meanings and significance.