The Berber rug has preserved its original symbols and patterns since the earliest times and looking as far back as the bronze age would leave one quite impressed with the commonalities in symbolism between the different civilizations throughout history, some can still be witnessed in numerous parts of the world.
I remember visiting the Pisac market in Peru and looking at the exquisite tapestries and handmade rugs displayed and thinking to myself how is that the symbols they carry are incredibly similar to those in Berber Moroccan rugs?
From a parallel approach, if we consider the archetype as a constituent of the collective consciousness; then examining the origins of symbols from that angle could possibly offer an explanation as to why on distant continents (Africa and South America) and within different civilizations (The Berbers and the Incas) examples of a handmade art of a symbolic essence appeared to be displaying surprising similarities.
Maybe the hidden meanings and ancestral knowledge concealed in the symbols is what makes Beni Ourain rugs so welcomed in homes all over the world and appreciated for their mystical, earthy touch.
Size: 175x252 cm or 5.7’ by 8.2’ Origin: The Atlas Mountains of Morocco Color: Ivory and Black, please see close up pictures Material: 100% Sheep Wool Condition: Brand New State: This rug is brand new, clean and smells like lavender Care: The rug will be shipped with a card highlighting all the cleaning and maintenance instructions.