December 12, 2012
Trying Tribal – DIY Rug Idea
Like most design enthusiasts I have a mad crush on Moroccan everything and in particular a style of rug that originates from the Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco; the Beni Ouarain. These wool carpets are named after the Beni Ouarain Berber tribe who make this distinctive diamond and geometric pattern on natural ivory sheep’s wool. There are many Berber tribes who pass down traditional carpet weaving traditions, but this particular style has gained super star status in western design owing to its simplicity and endorsement from some of the biggest names in design. I love it too.
Take a look at the rug I just finished for my guest room, and how I made it.
I used black thread for this project although it takes on a navy blue look which is just fine by me 🙂 Here’s an example of a beautiful hand made Beni Ouarain rug form Morocco. Props to the amazing women who still craft these rugs by hand, but this was a quick budget friendly fix that’ll hold me over until the rug budget gets an infusion of cash.
What d’ya say? Think you might try it?
I’m going to make a couple more for some nursery projects I’m working on.