> Fatima's Symbolic Hand-Knot
Size: 3.28 x 4.72 ftRug Style: Beni OurainPile: SmallMaterials: 100% live sheep wool, natural and spice dyes
The Story Behind the Weave:This Beni Ourain was hand-woven by Fatima.The beautiful white that you see is undyed, natural wool. The symbols dispersed throughout the weave was dyed with spices & vegetables such as; beets, flowers, saffron, and pomegranate.In more traditional vintage rug design, the symbolism is often a wish or depiction of the artisan’s life. These days, the next generation of artisans finds inspiration in other sources, like the natural landscapes around them. For example, the top left wave-like symbols represent a sickle—a symbol of respect in the Berber culture, the middle cross-like box represents a bird—symbol of positivity.Details like this give Fatima's piece character that will shine in any home.