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A Guide to Choosing a Berber Rug and Beni Ourain Rug

Traditional Berber rugs are hand-woven by the native Berber tribes of Morocco, and this is where the rugs get their name. These rugs are well-known around the world for their craftsmanship and they are often hand-selected for their style and quality. Beni Ourain rugs are also popular because of their traditional and contemporary styles. You can find a huge selection of these types of rugs online since they are becoming very popular in interior design right now.

What is a Berber Carpet?

Dating back to 622 A.D., the history of the Berber rug begins where familial weaving patterns were taught to Berber women. Their training would include color ranges and looping techniques from the time they were just small girls while watching their mothers and grandmothers weave intricately designed rugs and carpets.

Professional master weavers from eastern tribes would often give vintage Berber carpets to elite families as gifts. These carpets were crafted by hand from sheared wool that came from sheep in the Atlas Mountains. It is the quality of these master weavers that tribespeople in Morocco still follow today.

Moroccan Berber Carpet Weaving History

The Moroccan Berber tribes of North Africa have an illustrious and long-lasting tradition of making some of the finest hand woven carpets and rugs in the world. Today, there are about 45 Berber tribes scattered across Morocco and each one has its own unique design as well as embroidery and weaving style. However, there are two common characteristics among all the different types of carpets and rugs that are produced by the different tribes: the richness of colors (red and saffron) and simplicity of design.

Moroccan Beni Ourain Rugs

A Beni Ourain rug is unique from others because it is produced using an excellent high grade of wool that goes into every rug made by the Beni Ourain tribes. These tribes consist of a total of 17 that live in the Atlas Mountains where the sheep are raised at higher elevations. These rugs are mostly woven by women who incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the carpet designs. These designs were created as references to aspects of daily life or natural events such as:

    • Birth
    • Nature
    • Fertility
    • Femininity
    • Beliefs
    • Rural life
    • Spirituality

Beni Ourain rug designs are sought after item by top interior designers who are constantly looking to feature them as rug décor. Some of the tribe people who weave these rugs believe that the carpets can ward off evil spirits. They also incorporate Lucky charms and other virtuous design elements into rug patterns to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck and fortune. The traditional patterns and style of these rugs come with abstract and diamond shapes that are made of mostly geometric black or brown lines. The background is often cream or whitish in color.

View a Huge Collection of Moroccan Rugs Online

If you search online for a Berber rug or Beni Ourain rug, you will find that there are several retailers to choose from. However, you have to be careful since you know that a traditional authentic rug only comes from Morocco. Make sure that you decorate your new interior with an original one and let it add more meaning to your living space.

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Home Furnishings

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I have been wanting to buy new office furniture but my hubby doesn’t like that idea, at least not yet. I understand him because we are planning on moving somewhere else. He wants to buy new furniture after we moved to our new place. Besides, our current home needs to be fixed up first before we can start buying new furniture. Actually it is not only our home office that needs new furniture. As a matter of fact, our living room, bedroom and kitchen all need new furniture. The furniture that we have now is wearing out but still functional.

We also need a new TV stand. We bought a new wide LCD television and it won’t fit in our current entertainment center. It would be great if I could get my hubby’s approval because I found one online that I like. I like this Lexington 458-907 Allyson Entertainment Console from www.goodshomefurnishings.com.

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Crystal Gifts and Home Accessories

Waterford Giftology Seahorse CollectibleLooking for some one-of-a-kind gifts that can make your recipient remember you forever? Giving is fragile but what makes gifts special are the giver’s intents which should be as clear and as beautiful as crystals. If it’s Crystal items, then the Waterford is the best stop for you! Certainly, it has a number and even more in which crystal designs come in styles perfectly for all occasions and for different personalities.

If you have no time to do your gift shopping yet you want your gifts to be as special as you wanted them to be then the Waterford is excellently the choice!

This post was created in partnership with eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

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Wood Fireplace Mantels

Custom Fireplace Mantle PictureA home is made lovelier by the individual pieces of furniture and décor, each with its own function and purpose. Some pieces don’t serve any purpose other than stand out among the rest and be a conversation piece while others work in harmony to produce the overall effect that the designer wants to achieve. When it comes to oak fireplace mantels from AGEE Woodworks Inc., what you want is what you get. Made from red oak and solid oak moldings, it is possible to order these mantels without stain so that the final output can be matched by the homeowner to the existing style of the room. You can also choose to have it primed and painted or stained before shipping.

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Shopping at Online Furniture Stores

Cherry Finish Contemporary Daybed w/Trundle & Storage DrawersFurniture shopping has been a lot easier, simpler and faster because of online stores. Online shopping started from small items until it branched out to bigger products like furniture. This has paved the way to a bigger patronage and has afforded consumers with a lot of advantages. For example, shopping online at a virtual furniture store is easier and provides a lot of advantages:
• It eliminates the stress involved from hopping from one store to another.
• It also permits the consumer to get a good look at the modern furniture together with his spouse or with the family.
• They offer a variety of options and do not merely concentrate on a few pieces.
• There is no pressure coming from the sales staff.

To get a better deal from online furniture stores, follow these tips:
• Ensure that the website is reliable and honest.

• Match up the furniture from various online stores. In other words, SHOP AROUND. Doing it all online is easier. Do not jump quickly on ordering a piece of modern furniture and give out your credit card information. Take note of the price, dimension and features. Check another online store and match up these three elements.

• Check if there are coupons or vouchers for the furniture that you want to buy.

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Pool Pumps

Pentair IntelliFlo XF High Performance Variable Speed Pump 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 022005Homeowners who have pools at home know how expensive it can be to maintain a clean pool. You need to make sure the pentair pool pumps are always working. You need to regularly clean the pool filters. You need to buy water treatments for the pool too. You need to make sure you can afford not only to have a pool built but to maintain it as well.

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Cooking for a Large Group

If you have to cook for a large group, the first thing you will want to do is get organized by listing everything you plan on doing and cooking. If you are wondering what to cook, a Dutch oven chicken recipe might make a very nice meal, or you can prepare the chicken in a traditional roasting pan. The advantage of using a Dutch oven over a Crock-pot®slow cooker is that you can brown the chicken before cooking it. You cannot brown chicken in a Crock-pot. To help cut down on the cooking, you can buy the appetizers, rolls and salads prepared and ready to go.

PhotobucketUse a large roasting pan, roasting poultry pan or even a Dutch oven for chicken dishes that can serve a large number of guests. If you really want to impress your guests, you can serve elegant drinks by purchasing a wine from a nearby vineyard. There you can taste the wines to see which ones will go hand-in-hand with your chicken recipe. A keg for beer might be a good way of showing your guests that you know how to throw a party!

To minimize your work on the day of your event, you may want to consider preparing your chicken ahead of time so that all you have to do is plop it in the oven or pan on the day of cooking. Many recipes allow for preparation beforehand. A successful party is in the planning, so be sure to organize as soon as you can.

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