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Different yarns and weaving methods, how to distinguish them ?

Different yarns and weaving methods, how to distinguish them ?

In Morocco, there are several qualities of sheep's wool but also different wool weaving techniques. Two Berber tribes are recognized in Morocco for their weaving of sheep's wool to make the famous Berber rugs.

Beni Ouahrain

The women of the Beni Ouahrain tribe use classic pure wool typical of the traditional Berber carpet. The appearance of wool is more relaxed and the weaving method offers more flexibility to the textile (carpet or other).

Beni Mrirt 

The Beni Mrirt tribe on the other hand works mainly with wool shorn from living sheep (Sof al Hiya, in Arabic). The wool is denser, the weaving is tighter and more regular and the rugs are noticeably softer. The rugs made by the Beni Mrirt tribe are called "Kings of rugs".

 

 

This one was made out of Beni Mrirt wool which we tend to use even more in My Moroccan Rug creations. 

Each creation from My Moroccan Rug is a step towards making women from these tribes more independent financially and also personally. 

Thank you, for making this possible.