I've had rugs on my brain lately. I think perhaps its the changing of the season to Fall when textiles and textures seem to be at the forefront of my mind. I am a glam living girl at the core but I always love a bohemian twist to my personal spaces. One of my favorite rugs is the wool Morrocan style rug I have. It's so comfy and plush, I literally would sleep on it. Total bohemian glamour.
I read an article about the history of Moroccan rugs and the story moved me so much, I am now semi obsessed with these rugs. Not just because of the plush comfort but the story and message behind each rug is so empowering.
MOROCCAN RUGS ARE RICH IN FEMALE HISTORY
Moroccan rugs were not only made to keep homes warm but were a tradition passed down for centuries by grandmothers, mothers & daughters. Each rug takes about a year to make and the patters, personality and look of the rug was a reflection of the personal life story. The rugs character was made to reflect celebrations, weddings, phases of inner peace, etc. These rugs tell the personal stories of each woman.
For some reason this just makes me want another one.
( There are so many different styles of Moroccan rug, each representing a different tribe. My favorite looks are the beige + brown or gray, stripes, diamonds and zig zags, which are from the Beni Ouarain tribe. )
MOROCCAN RUGS CARRY REALLY GOOD VIBES
The lines on each rug are unique and they symbolize the sheep paths along the mountains to offer protection for each home. Each rug carries an energy of stability, love and protection. Isn't this the type of good vibes every home needs?
The purpose of the Moroccan rugs were not only for floor covering but also for naps, having family gatherings and pouring tea for guests. The rugs are so plush they can be used to sit on and play with your loved ones. It brings the family together.
via One Kings Lane
I adore this colorful Beni Ouarain rug for a chic nursery.