Taznakht carpet or the expression of Amazigh cultural heritage
80 km south of Ouarzazate, on the territory of the great Taznakht, the story of a free people is being written. The Berbers, also called the Amazigh, are the oldest inhabitants of the country, and more generally of North Africa. They have their own language and culture, and struggle from their uncertain origin to preserve their identity.
between the Atlas and Anti-Atlas massifs, where resources are limited, where vegetation is scarce, the rug is a vital resource for these Berber families with a pastoral tradition. But more than an essential resource, the Berber carpet, it is the echo of these territories which have welcomed these tribes to the point of becoming over time, the showcase of their identity, where an abstract geometry is mixed. and enigmatic, the symbols of Amazigh culture.
All the rugs in the region are works of the citadel mountain, the Jebel Sirwa is an intermediate massif, located between the two peaks of the Atlas. Since the 8th century, this land of transhumance has been home to Berber communities whose economy is based on pastoral activity. its shepherds are known for the specificity of their sheep, their wool, this material that is both unique and universal, links the carpet to breeding.
Renowned silky and shiny, Sirwa's wool is perceived as a gift from heaven, and takes on a sacred character, it constitutes the soul of the carpet and refers to the memory of generations of breeders and weavers, who have slowly and jointly developed this traditional know-how.
Sustainable farmed wool
Wool is a noble natural textile fiber and one of the most widely used materials in the manufacture of rugs. Wool rugs are durable and able to withstand heavy daily use. The wool is fire resistant and the genuine wool pile has the particularity of keeping its shape even after years of use.
The wool for your carpet comes from small berger farms (fortunately mass farming does not exist in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains). The sheep are naturally fed with mountain grass, and watered at fixed times so that their wool is silky and generous, which is the particularity of the Beni Ouarain.
Tying density: approx. 50,000 knots per square meterThickness: Approx 14mmAge: Contemporary, new, custom madeOrigin: MoroccoMaterial: 100% woolManufacturing: Hand knottedDimension: 1.60m x 2.40m
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Thanks to our passion for craftsmanship and manual work, we offer you quality leather slippers, hand-woven rugs in virgin wool or even Moroccan decoration products with unparalleled finishes. Our commitment to the cause of fair trade and craftsmanship is recognized by our customers all over the world.
For our leather slippers, we use genuine, quality leathers that we cut and sew by hand. The same manual manufacturing method is used for leather poufs. Regarding our Berber carpets and other wool products, we use virgin sheep wool, from the Atlas Mountains which we color if necessary using natural shades of vegetable origin.