This neutral beauty was made by a Beni Ourain woman in the 1970's. The wool is soft and plush, primarily cream with a charcoal gray design. There is a hint of pale tan throughout the gray design that adds a touch of warmth and dimension. The 2 rows of diamonds have Berber symbols in the middle that are associated with fertility, magical rites, and protection from evil. The simple design with clear symbols makes this rug a beautiful reminder of its history and the personal meaning that is attached to its maker.
The Beni Ourain tribal group is made up of 17 smaller tribes that inhabit the Middle Atlas Mountains. Their carpets were made to use as floor coverings and heavy blankets to protect them from harsh mountain winters. Traditionally, Beni Ourain women used live wool for these carpets
Berber rugs were not made for production, but as functional pieces to be used for many years and passed down through generations. All eautiful colors and patterns used have a true meaning behind them that are personal expressions of the woman who made it. These pieces can show signs of wear which adds beauty and character while telling a story about where they were before June + Blue. All rugs are cleaned, and any repairs needed are done in Morocco before shipment.